‘Friday’ Star Anthony Johnson passed away this month and left a gaping hole in the heart of family and fans alike. It was previously reported that his family was having difficulty procuring funds for the funeral.
Johnson’s wife Lexis Jones Mason previously stated that the Johnson family started a GoFundMe, but had not reached their goal of $20k goal for his funeral expenses, as they have had reached a meagre $800.
Now it seems the family no longer has to worry about the funeral expenses. While speaking to TMZ, Mason stated that Johnson’s funeral is being paid for with nearly $70,000 in donations being given from various celebrities.
This included rappers such as Offset, who paid $5,000 for the service, with Lil Rel Howery donating another $4,000 on the family’s GoFundMe. It was said that Howery felt compelled to help out because he sees comedy as a brotherhood.
Michael Blackson also helped raise $10,000, and in addition to donations, Jones Mason stated that she received several calls from celebrities such as Fat Joe, D.L. Hughley, Faizon Love, Michael Colyar, Tommy Davidson, D.C. Young fly, Tyrin Turner and more.
It is certainly great that she managed to go far beyond her initial goal for the funeral expenses as it just goes to show that humanity isn’t dead just yet.
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