KATE Quigley remains to be recovering in hospital after reportedly taking fentanyl-laced cocaine at a celebration in LA on Saturday that killed comic pal Fuquan Johnson and two others.

Quigley, 39, was discovered unresponsive by police inside the plush $1.8 million apartment she rents on the Venice Canals early Saturday morning.

Quigley, 39, was found unresponsive by police inside her plush $1.8 million apartment early Saturday


Quigley, 39, was discovered unresponsive by police inside her plush $1.8 million condo early SaturdayCredit: GettyFuqaun Johnson, right, was found dead


Fuqaun Johnson, proper, was discovered uselessCredit: GettyEnrico Colangeli also died in the suspected drug overdose


Enrico Colangeli additionally died within the suspected drug overdoseCredit: Instagram @ricovonrico

Johnson, 42, was pronounced useless on the scene alongside fellow stand-up Enrico Colangeli, 48, and 33-year-old Natalie Williamson.

Quigley, in the meantime, was rushed to hospital in a vital situation however is predicted to survive.

No updates have been given about her restoration. However, she texted a good friend on Saturday night telling them: “I’m alive. I’m not nice. But im. Ok.”

Investigators imagine the 4 buddies all consumed a batch of cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, a strong artificial opioid that’s 50 occasions stronger than heroin.

Autopsies shall be carried out on Johnson, Colangeli, and Williamson this week to verify their official causes of dying.

The Los Angeles stand-up community has been in mourning over Johnson’s dying since information of his passing was first reported by TMZ on Saturday night. He was an everyday on the circuit for greater than a decade.

Quigley has additionally been inundated with prayers and properly needs on social media, with comedians and followers urging the 39-year-old to “pull by way of.”


Quigley is an American comedian, actress, and mannequin who has been featured on numerous reveals and at present hosts the #DatingFails podcast.

Originally from Canton, Ohio, Quigley found her love for standup whereas engaged on improv on the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

But comedy was one thing she all the time immersed herself in, even when she was rising up.

“I beloved Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Robin Williams,” Quigley informed the Canton Rep in 2019.

“When I used to be slightly child, I used to watch ‘Late Night on the Apollo,’ ‘Evening on the Improv,’ and I all the time wished to act.”

Quigley also works as an actress, model and presenter


Quigley additionally works as an actress, mannequin and presenterCredit: InstagramHer idol growing up was Joan Rivers


Her idol rising up was Joan RiversCredit: AP:Associated Press

Quigley mentioned she significantly admired Rivers as a result of she was the “first female comedian to not give a f**okay.”

“She broke so many stereotypes about girls,” she informed Naples News in 2016. “She wasn’t afraid to discuss intercourse or cosmetic surgery. Really respect individuals who go up there and so they’re themselves.”

Quigley, who typically discusses intercourse and relationships in her personal materials, began dabbling in stand-up and open mic nights after she moved to the Windy City within the early 2000s.

“I began to understand I favored making folks snicker the most,” she mentioned. “That was my favourite factor.”

At age 18, she concocted an elaborate plan to get herself to California so she might pursue her desires.

“I used to be going to be part of the navy,” she informed the Canton Rep. “That was gonna be my means to get on the market. I principally signed up, after which the day of boot camp, I chickened out and ran away!”


Instead, she remained in Chicago which is the place she says she actually honed her craft.

“It obtained to the purpose the place I assumed, ’I’d fairly do that on stage alone. Once I began, like numerous comics, I fell in love with standup.”

It was an opportunity encounter with an aged man at a bar in 2006 that actually spurred her on to lastly transfer to LA to pursue a profession in comedy.

She had been working as a Miller Lite Girl on the time when the person, who was in his 70s, requested her what she wished to do in life.

After she informed the person she wished to sooner or later transfer to Hollywood to act or do stand-up, he informed her “he all the time wished to transfer to Hollywood to be an actor. He mentioned it was his greatest remorse in life.”

Quigley moved to LA in 2006


Quigley moved to LA in 2006Credit: GettyQuigley also hosts the podcast #DateFails, runs an OnlyFans account, and is a regular performer at the Improv, Laugh Factory, Icehouse, Comedy Store, and Haha Comedy Club


Quigley additionally hosts the podcast #DateFails, runs an OnlyFans account, and is an everyday performer on the Improv, Laugh Factory, Icehouse, Comedy Store, and Haha Comedy ClubCredit: GettySaturday's fatal overdose occurred at her apartment on the Venice CanalSaturday’s deadly overdose occurred at her condo on the Venice Canal

Quigley, who was married at the time, returned house and informed her husband “I’m transferring to L.A. I’m not placing it off.”

Three days later she mentioned she packed up all of her stuff and drove to Los Angeles, by no means to return.

“I keep in mind saying, ‘This man was right here for a cause,’ ” Quigley mentioned. “If you fail, who cares? You received’t be sitting at a bar sometime being unhappy about it.”


Over the subsequent decade and a half, Quigley immersed herself in LA’s vibrant stand-up scene, touchdown admirers within the likes of fellow comics Joey Diaz, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dom Irrera, amongst many others.

In 2016, she was the host of the AVN Awards – described as the “Oscars of the porn trade” – as properly as Playboy TV’s Undercover.

She’s additionally appeared in quite a lot of films and TV reveals, together with The Office, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, My Super-Overactive Imagination, and Apartment 9.

In 2017, she informed the Canton rep that her rise to fame has not been misplaced on her.

“It hits me on a regular basis,” she mentioned. “I’ll be [at a show], and there shall be moments I’m on a lineup with all of the wonderful comics, and I’ll be like, ‘I can’t imagine I’m even sitting in a room with these identical folks.’ Comedy is an actual small group, and that’s my favourite factor about standup.

“If you’re a comic book, you’ll be able to go to a comedy membership in New York or L.A., and it’s like going to a highschool reunion each evening. I stroll in, and I’m immediately with a bunch of buddies.”

Quigley once performed in a bikini after she was advised to 'tone down the sexy'


Quigley as soon as carried out in a bikini after she was suggested to ‘tone down the attractive’Credit: InstagramAs side from comedy, she only ran an OnlyFans account


As facet from comedy, she solely ran an OnlyFans accountCredit: Instagram

She did, nonetheless, admit that being a girl in comedy does include its challenges.

“You have to give you the option to roll with the boys,” she mentioned. “Female comics, we begin to grow to be slightly extra guy-like generally, as a result of we’re round guys so typically.

“Lots of people don’t suppose girls are naturally as humorous. It’s simply that there will not be as many female comics. The ratio is similar — there’s numerous man comics who aren’t humorous.”

Quigley additionally mentioned that her materials may also generally appeal to the unsuitable form of consideration.

“It’s attention-grabbing, as a result of I do numerous jokes onstage about attempting to discover love and the way I’m in my 30s and I’m in warmth proper now, and it’s simply jokes.

“But then in fact, after the present, guys will come up to me and be like, ‘So, I can assist you out along with your issues.’”


Quigley mentioned she was as soon as suggested to “tone down the attractive” if she wished to be taken severely as a comic book.

She responded to the comment by carrying a pink two-piece bikini on stage throughout a present in Ontario and importing the set on-line, which racked up hundreds of views.

“If you’re humorous, you have to be in a position to make it work it doesn’t matter what,” she informed the Naples Daily News. “I wished to do it as soon as to show the purpose.”

More just lately, Quigley made headlines final 12 months when she began courting Hootie & The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker, shortly after his divorce from spouse Beth after 20 years of marriage.

A Page Six report mentioned Quigley and Rucker began out as buddies however discovered love in quarantine.

The pair later attended Dave Chapelle’s birthday celebration collectively.

In May of this 12 months, Quigley shared a photograph of herself with Rucker carrying matching T-shirts with the caption: “These {couples} are the worst”.

The pair cut up up just a few months in the past, reps for Rucker have confirmed. The cause for his or her separation is unclear.

Quigley said she was once advised to 'tone down the sexy' if she wanted to be taken seriously as a comic.


Quigley mentioned she was as soon as suggested to ‘tone down the attractive’ if she wished to be taken severely as a comic book.Credit: Instagram/Kate QuigleyQuigley had been dating Darius Rucker until recently


Quigley had been courting Darius Rucker till just lately

At the time of her hospitalization on Saturday, Quigley had just lately wrapped on a TV film titled, What’s Wrong With Men?

Quigley additionally hosts the podcast #DateFails, runs an OnlyFans account, and is an everyday performer on the Improv, Laugh Factory, Icehouse, Comedy Store, and Haha Comedy Club in Hollywood.

Johnson and Colangeli had been additionally frequent performers on the HaHa. Quigley had been buddies with the pair for quite a lot of years prior to their deadly overdoses at her house.

In an Instagram submit on Saturday, the Haha wrote: “We misplaced two HaHa Family Members,” together with a picture of Colangeli and Johnson smiling.

“Make everybody snicker in heaven,” the submit continued.


Jack Assadourian Jr., whose mother and father personal the HaHa, told The Sun that he will be hosting a memorial for Johnson and Colangeli in LA on Thursday to commemorate the 2 males, each of whom “had a coronary heart of gold”, he mentioned.

Calling Johnson and Colangeli “two of crucial folks” in his life, Assadourian, 36, mentioned he had identified the pair for greater than a decade and at one time lived with them each.

“They each had been the lifetime of the celebration and would gentle up a room. You all the time wished to be round them,” he mentioned, including the three would speak or see each other round six occasions every week.

“We did reveals collectively, toured collectively, spent holidays collectively, birthdays and main occasions – and even it was simply on Monday,” Assadourian added.

“We had been a household.”

Quigley’s present situation stays unclear, although she’s believed to nonetheless be in hospital.

Friend and fellow comedian Jennifer Sterger tweeted on Saturday that she had been requested by Quigley’s “medical crew that folks chorus from calling or exhibiting up on the hospital.”

“They have been inundated with requests for data on her standing which they legally can’t share with anybody aside from designated events,” she wrote.

“Plus the inflow of additional folks makes it troublesome for them to attend to all of their sufferers. And they like most hospitals are at capability proper now.

“Thank you for all the sort phrases & prayers, please hold them coming. It takes a village.”

At the time of her hospitalization on Saturday, Quigley had recently wrapped on a TV movie titled, What's Wrong With Men?


At the time of her hospitalization on Saturday, Quigley had just lately wrapped on a TV film titled, What’s Wrong With Men?Credit: GettyFriends of Quigley have wished her well online


Friends of Quigley have wished her properly on-lineCredit: Instagram/Brian RedbanComedian Fuquan Johnson and two others die after a obvious drug overdose

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