Considered by his peers as a “Comic’s Comic,” Tuesday night, the Los Angeles comedy community gathered outside of Flashback Studios in West Hollywood, California, to celebrate the life of comedian Fuquan “Fu” Johnson. Known as “Fu Flashback,” the event would be filled with memorable stories and laughs of Johnson by notable attendees, including Oh Mash (Dame Dash Studios), Dante Chang (Supernova Comedy), Rachel Wolfson (Jackass Forever), Rene Vaca (NBC Stand-Up), Teddy Ray (MTV), and KiKi Yeung (Crazy Woke Asians). Johnson had been a popular regular for years at Southern California comedy clubs and wrote for the online show “Comedy Parlour Live: Quarantine Edition.”
Over the weekend, Fuquan was one of three people who died from a drug overdose while partying in Venice. The Los Angeles police and the county coroner’s office would confirm that 43-year-old Johnson, Enrico Colangeli (48), and Natalie Williamson (33) passed away from a fentanyl-laced cocaine overdose. Comedian Kate Quigley would also suffer from a fentanyl-laced cocaine overdose but was hospitalized in critical condition after the incident. A few days later, Quigley would text friends that she was okay.
Actor/Comedian Marlon Wayans would pay tribute to Johnson on social media as word spread of his death.
Earlier this week, Jack Assadourian Jr. and the HaHa Comedy Club would hang the names of Johnson and Coangeli on the club marquee underneath the words “REST IN PEACE.” The club has scheduled a memorial service for them on September 15.