COMEDIAN Fuquan Johnson has been found dead after an apparent drug overdose, according to reports.
The Los Angeles-based comic, 42, had been at a party in the Venice neighborhood on Friday night where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, TMZ reports.
Two other people, who have not yet been named, were also found dead.
A fourth, named by TMZ as comedian and model Kate Quigley, is reportedly in hospital in a critical condition.
All four were reportedly unresponsive or already dead when police arrived on scene.
Investigators believe Johnson, Quigley and the two unnamed dead partygoers consumed cocaine which had been laced with fentanyl.
Autopsies are being carried out on Johnson and the other two dead, who may also be comedians.
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 not known who brought the laced drugs to the party or in what capacity they were used or passed around.
Johnson and Quigley are known friends. They've reguarly been photographed together over the last few years.
Johnson is renown among the LA comedy scene where he'd been performing for more than a decade prior to his death.
He also appeared on the TRUTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks as well as All Def Digital’s website in several web series, some of which he wrote.
Quigley, meanwhile, is an actress, model and comedian who until recently was dating Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer Darrius Rucker.
An update on her condition was not immediately available.
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