Comedians Enrico Colangeli, Fuquan Johnson and their friend Natalie Williamson, found dead from ‘cocaine-laced fentanyl overdose’ at party in LA: Their host, model and comedian Kate Quigley hospitalized in critical condition
Comics Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Fuquan Johnson, 42, died alongside their friend Natalie Williamson, 33, at the home on Friday night after allegedly ingesting lethal drugs.
The trio died after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine at the Los Angeles home of comedian and model Kate Quigley on Friday night
Quigley, 39, is hospitalized in critical condition after she was found unconscious from an apparent drug OD in the home
The stand-up comedians were found dead at a party in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles early Saturday morning
Police suspect the four victims ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl
Comics Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Fuquan Johnson, 42, both died after taking fentanyl-laced cocaine at Kate Quigley’s Los Angeles home on Friday night. One other person died while a comedian-model was rushed to hospital in critical condition this weekend from apparent overdoses of fentanyl-laced cocaine.
Colangeli and Johnson a Los Angeles-based comic were among three people who were found dead at a party in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles early Saturday morning.
The Los Angeles property where three people died after allegedly taking fentanyl-laced cocaine is rented by comedian Kate Quigley, it has been revealed.
Fellow comics Enrico Colangeli and Fuquan Johnson, died alongside their friend Natalie Williamson, 33, at the home on Friday night after allegedly ingesting the lethal drugs.
Quigley, 39, was also inside the residence and similarly snorted the narcotic, it has been reported.
She remains in hospital as of Tuesday morning, but is conscious and has texted at least one friend with an update..
Johnson was a frequent performer on the Los Angeles comedy circuit, performing at various clubs around town for the last 10 years. Quigley, who once dated Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker, has appeared in several television shows including The Office, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, and Guber.
Police were called to the party just after midnight and pronounced Johnson, Colangeli and Williamson dead at the scene.
So far there’s no update on Quigley’s condition. Investigators believe all four people ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine that is 50 times more potent than heroin.
Autopsies are being performed on the three victims, which are currently at the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.
Both Colangeli and Johnson are known to have been friends with Quigley, and have been photographed together over the last few years. At this point, it’s unclear who supplied the drugs, and whether other people at the party also consumed the laced cocaine.
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While LAPD is investigating, law enforcement sources told TMZ that the department’s homicide unit have not been notified about this particular case.
Quigley had previously been romantically linked to Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker. A representative of Rucker’s confirmed to the publication that he was no longer dating Quigley.
They were reportedly going out for a good portion of 2020, but are no longer in an intimate relationship.
News of Johnson’s death shocked his fans on Twitter.
‘Fuquan Johnson 4L (for life),’ tweeted Brian Moses. He added emojis showing a crown, a heart, and a sad emoji face. Nick Alexander, a comedian, tweeted: ‘What can I say about @Mybadfuu.
‘You loved and lived lie on ya own terms. Never gave a damn what people thought about you cuz you were solid within yaself and a real Jerzey n***a.
‘We gonna miss you Fu.
‘Rest in Power Fuquan Johnson.
‘Hit em with Fu Facts in the afterlife!!’
Luke Barnett, a writer and producer, tweeted: ‘Very sad to hear about the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson. “Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP.’
Barnett also tweeted a photo showing a shot glass of liquor that was served with a napkin at Nobar in North Hollywood. Johnson’s name was written on the napkin in tribute.
Johnny Taylor Jr, a stand-up comedian, tweeted: ‘Hey everybody, please stop doing cocaine. Please.
‘All it takes is the wrong batch or the wrong night or any combination of either.
‘RIP Fuquan Johnson and really pulling for Kate Quigley to pull through.’
Another Twitter user who goes by the handle ‘Miranda’ tweeted: ‘What the f*** is happening…rest in peace fuquan johnson.’.
In August, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department in Nebraska also issued their own warning, after 26 overdoses linked to fentanyl-laced cocaine occurred within three weeks.
‘LPD investigations have uncovered that narcotics such as cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and counterfeit oxycodone pills have been found to contain the prescription pain killer fentanyl. When mixed with an illegal drug, an amount of fentanyl as small as a grain of salt can cause an overdose,’ the warning stated. .
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