On Monday, September 20, news surfaced that Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson, the actor and comedian who played Ezal in Friday (1995), has died aged 55. We take a look at his net worth.
Fans are left distraught by their favourite actor or comedian’s death. Upon learning about AJ’s demise, fans rushed to Twitter to mourn and pay tributes to the actor, who left them in stitches with his performance.
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, AJ’s representative LyNea Bell confirmed his demise, but the cause of his death was not revealed. The actor died on September 6.
AJ Johnson’s net worth explored
According to Celebrity Net Worth, AJ was worth $100,000 at the time of his death.
Many fans might already know that AJ began acting in his early twenties. In 1990, the comedian landed a starring role as E.Z.E. in the comedy film House Party. Alongside acting, he also indulged in his passion for stand-up comedy and began performing in Los Angeles bars.
Ice Cube starrer Friday became his career-defining role, but the actor/comedian was also seen in Lethal Weapon 3, Menace II Society, Panther, The Players Club, B*A*P*S, I Got The Hook-Up, Def Jam’s How to Be a Player and more films.
AJ also starred in rap videos such as Dr Dre’s “Dre Day” (1992).
Who was the comedian’s wife?
Although AJ kept his personal life largely under wraps, we know that he was married to Lexis Jones Mason at the time of his death. It is unclear how long the couple was together.
The actor is survived by his wife, Lexis, three children, and his siblings, Edward Smith and Sheila.
When Gregg passed away on September 1, she took to her Instagram to mourn the reality star.
Fans mourn the ‘Friday’ star
Fans were heartbroken to hear about AJ’s passing. Here are some notable reactions.