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Fuquan Johnson, an American comedian, was discovered dead after an apparent drug overdose from cocaine-laced fentanyl.
The 42-year-old Los Angeles comic was at a party in the Venice neighbourhood on Friday night when he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, according to TMZ.
Two more people, who have yet to be identified, were also discovered dead. A fourth person, described by TMZ as comedian and model Kate Quigley, is apparently in severe condition in a hospital.
(Kate Quigley pictured with Fuquan Johnson)
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.
In one of his last tweets before his death, on Thursday Fuquan wrote on Twitter: “I’m so HIGH I just TRIED to SHAMPOO my body….. #FuFacts”
The LAPD’s homicide department has been notified about the case, though it’s unclear whether they’re involved with the investigation at this time.
It’s unclear whether anyone will be charged in relation to the incident as yet.