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Aspiring comedian Fuquan Johnson has died from a suspected overdose of cocaine laced with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl.

Johnson, 42, was found dead along with aspiring comedian Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Natalie Williamson, 33, at a house party in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on Saturday.

Johnson and Colangeli were longtime friends who once shared an apartment together, the reports.

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Aspiring comedienne Kate Quigley, left, was found alive but unresponsive inside the home. She was rushed to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

According to, Quigley's condition improved overnight.

Fellow comedian Brian Redban shared a text message from the comedienne-model that read "I'm alive. Not great. But im OK."

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In a follow-up text, Quigley allegedly wrote: "I have had a bad month...and this has ruined me.. hug everyone you love."

Johnson, right, and Colangeli, left, were friends who regularly performed at the HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood.

The comedy club changed its marquee to read: "Rest in peace Fuquan Johnson Enrico Coangelo [sic]. The post was captioned: "RIP to these legends."

It is unclear how many people attended the house party or who provided the tainted cocaine.

Fentanyl, which was developed for pain management in cancer patients, is 50-100 times more potent than morphine.

The LAPD is not investigating the overdoses as homicides.

Other celebrities who died from fentanyl overdoses include Prince, Tom Petty and Mac Miller.

According to the CDC, more than 83,000 people died from fentanyl overdoses in the United States in 2020.

The majority of cocaine seized by drug enforcement officers is "cut" with other substances by drug lords or street dealers to sell less pure cocaine and maximize profit.


NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes has lost his long battle with stage 3 colon cancer. He was 66.

Gregg Leakes is most notably known for appearing alongside his wife on 12 seasons of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The family issued a statement via publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes:

"Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes. We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time."

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The couple's 22-year-old son, Brentt, posted a message on his Instagram Story, encouraging others to spend quality time with loved ones.

"Spend time with your loved ones every chance you get. Time is so... valuable dog. I can't express it. I'm learning the hard way watching my dad fight every day.

"Please go create memories with ya people."

NeNe, 53, revealed in June that Gregg - who was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018 - was battling the disease again after going into remission.
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Colon cancer disproportionately affects Black people who are 40% more likely to die from it.

Last month, the TV personality canceled a planned gig hosting "The Talk." She explained she'd received happy news that Gregg was being discharged from the hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure.

"I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks."

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'90s R&B singer Sam Salter has passed away at age 46. His death was reported on August 28. No cause of death was released.

Salter's debut album, It's On Tonight was released in 1997 on LaFace Records.

The album's first single "After 12, Before 6" was released in early 1997 and became a Top 20 R&B hit.

His sophomore album entitled Once My Sh.. (Always My Sh..) dropped in 1999.

Salter's follow-up album, titled Little Black Book, was never released, but a few of the songs were recorded by other artists. Boyz II Men recorded his song "Color Of Love" and Sisqó recorded "Incomplete."

Salters said his vocal style was influenced by R&B legends Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

He was also a songwriter, and worked on songs for 98 Degrees, Aaron Skyy, and Kandi Burruss' solo debut album.

According to, Salter's death was first reported by the blog

"We are saddened to share the news that R&B singer Sam Salter recently passed away at age 46. Confirmed in posts by his family. A special and often overlooked talent gone too soon."

"I was floored," said L.A. Reid, who signed Salter to his first record label in Atlanta.

"He's a great singer. I mean, we live in an era where you don't necessarily have to be, but he is!"

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OnlyFans users are mourning the death of Instagram model Jenae Gagnier, also known as Mercedes Morr.

BuzzFeed reports Gagnier was found dead Sunday in Richmond, Texas, in a suspected murder-suicide.

Richmond police found Gagnier's body while responding to a call to conduct a welfare check at Cortland Apartments.

A man's body was also found near Gagnier's body. Police say there was no known relationship between Gagnier and the man who was not identified.

Gagnier's close friend, Htown Ciara, thanked IG friends for "all the prayers and calls in regards to Mercedes" while adding that her "parents are asking that you respect the family."

"We know everyone is concerned. We will update when all the information is confirmed," she added.

Morr, who had 2.7 million Instagram followers, was a star on OnlyFans, where she charged members $10/month for subscriptions.

Like most successful IG models, the 33-year-old Houston native underwent a series of surgeries to boost her online profile.

Thanks to her surgeon, Morr was well on her way to Internet stardom before her life was senselessly cut short.

FYI: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Mercedes Morr was killed in an armed robbery.

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TV and movie veteran Edward Asner has died at age 91. Asner, best known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 29.

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SAG-AFTRA released a statement remembering the former Screen Actors Guild President, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and SAG Life Achievement Award recipient.

"There have been few actors of Ed Asner's prominence who risked their status to fight for social causes the way Ed did," said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

"He fought passionately for his fellow actors, both before, during and after his SAG presidency. But his concern did not stop with performers. He fought for victims of poverty, violence, war, and legal and social injustice, both in the United States and around the globe."

Asner is also known for his roles on TV hits Cobra Kai and the movie Elf, in which he played Santa Claus.

He also voiced the grumpy Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's Oscar-winning animated movie Up.

Asner picked up a record seven Emmy Awards, five of which came for his portrayal of newspaper editor Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and spin-off Lou Grant. He also received Emmys for his roles in the 1970s mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.

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Ed Asner is pictured in 1995 with Mary Tyler Moore, his co-star on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977).

Betty White is the last surviving main cast member on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Gavin MacLeod, who played Murray Slaughter on 'Mary Tyler Moore' (and Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat), passed away on May 29, 2021 at age 90.

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Parents are outraged after rapper T.I.'s 17-year-old son, King, shared a video featuring strippers at his birthday bash on his Instagram Story.

King is the son of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, 40, and Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 45.

King, who has over 720K followers on Instagram, was featured on T.I. and Tiny's now-canceled reality TV series.

The aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name "Kid Saiyan" turned 17 on August 25. To celebrate, the youngster smoked marijuana while filming nude, gyrating strippers on his cell phone. The floor is littered with dollar bills.

The video is still live on Instagram despite the fact that he is underage and most of his followers are minors.

Parents complained that King exposed their children to adult situations by sharing the inappropriate video on his feed.

Parents say they have contacted child protective services to report the child smoking marijuana while nude strippers dance.

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Many parents asked where are his parents, while others noted that King is his father's son.

Question: Would you allow your 17-year-old son to smoke weed and hire nude women to dance for him?

CAUTION: Video contains nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Music producer and composer Carl E. "Chucky" Thompson has reportedly passed away from Covid-19-Related complications. His death was announced on Monday, Aug. 9.

Thompson was a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's team of in-house music producers dubbed "Hitmen" during the 1990s.

He worked alongside Bad Boy founder Sean "Puffy" Combs on beats for artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans.

His last project was Sean Combs' album Vol 1. Welcome to the LOVE era.

In a post dated July 21, Thompson is pictured wearing a face mask. He captioned the image: "On the move again..."

Thompson is best known for producing such projects as Mary J. Blige's album My Life and Faith Evans' debut album Faith.

He is also known for his work on the soundtracks for films Bulletproof (1996), The Wackness (2008) and Notorious (2009).

Thompson appeared in 3 episodes of Real Housewives of Potomac in 2020 and 2021.

He apparently contracted Covid, despite wearing face masks and following CDC guidelines.

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Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel announced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.

Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.

"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."

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TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.

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Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.

Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).

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Rapper Biz Markie passed away in hospice care, his rep confirmed on Friday. he was 57.

Last month, rumors swirled that the beloved rapper had died. However his rep confirmed that Markie, real name Marcel Hall, suffered a stroke and was admitted to a hospice.

Biz Markie was best known for his beatboxing skills and his hit single "Just a Friend."

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"Just a Friend" was Markie's most successful single, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. The single became a Top 40 hit in several countries and ranked at No. 100 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time.

Markie was affectionately called the "Clown Prince of Hip Hop"

He was born in Manhattan, in the neighborhood of Harlem. He was raised on Long Island and began his DJ career in New York City nightclubs and later performed at colleges along the east coast.

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Actress, jazz singer and composer Suzzanne Douglas has passed away. The 64-year-old actress died on Tuesday, July 6, according to her cousin Angie Tee's post on Facebook.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

"Suzzanne Douglas a beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin," the post read.

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Angie Tee continued:

"I can remember growing up, there weren't very many black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in Tap starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Inkwell, Jason's Lyric and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane [sic] you will be missed RIP."

As well as starring in When They See Us, Suzzanne had starring roles in WB series The Parent 'Hood and Whitney, in which she played Cissy Houston.