The road to recovery has only just begun for one of Southern California’s most notable comedians.
After being involved in one of the most disastrous events that comedy has seen in quite some time, lone survivor Kate Quigley has finally shared a statement surviving the accidental drug overdose that took the lives of friends/comedians Fuquan Johnson, Enrico Colangeli, and resident Natalie Williamson.
The 39-year-old comedian/model took to her social media accounts on Saturday, September 11th, to share with fans her hospital release and express gratitude to those who have reached out to her in the past week.
Last week, Quigley shared short text messages with close friends that she was okay, but not feeling too great as she recovered in the hospital. Always a comedian at heart, the former AVN Awards host did have a good joke regarding TMZ’s reports about her brief relationship with “Hootie & The Blowfish” singer Darius Rucker in 2020.
Johnson, 43, Colangeli, 48, and Williamson, 33, were all pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, Sept. 4, in a private residence in Venice, California, a spokesperson for the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner told TODAY.
Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the LAPD, told the Los Angeles Times that there “was no indication of foul play.” Officials suspect that the victims overdosed but did not identify or specify which drugs may have been involved. Only Quigley could be saved. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A day later, her mother said in a Facebook post that she could not stay “lucid for more than a moment at a time.” The LAPD has not said whether it has opened a criminal case into the deaths.
Even though she informed fans that she would be taking an absence from social media to focus on her physical and mental health, Quigley could help but express her love for the start of the NFL season and the Los Angeles Rams.
Her post would cause controversy amongst fans and fellow comedians as many felt Quigley was making light of the recent tragedy. Kate would respond to her critics by detailing her current mood and why she feels lucky to be alive.
No news has been announced yet on when Quigley will be resuming her comedy entertainment career.