Anthony Johnson's Wife Says She's Broke And Can't Afford His Funeral..And She Blames
The family of Friday star Anthony “A.J.” Johnson is struggling to cover funeral costs following his untimely death, according to TMZ.
Johnson’s wife Lexis Jones Mason told the outlet that the family started a GoFundMe account to help come up with the funds for her deceased husband’s burial, but the donations have fallen extremely short of their goal to receive $20k. At the time of TMZ’s report, the donations were near $800. As of Sept. 22, the family has been able to crowdsource a total of $4,595 from the actor’s fan base
MADAMENOIRE followed up on the fundraised amount and at press time it has climbed to $7,690. The amount is still far from their proposed target and now, Mason is calling out some family and followers of the star for showing “fake love,” as they struggle to give him the funeral service he rightfully deserves.
“Y’all say y’all love him but where is the love? Y’all not helping,” she said in a video posted by TMZ.
Mason claimed she had received calls and text messages from close family members and fans claiming that they would donate, but now she says they were all false promises.
“I’m gonna stay busy and I’m going to work… I’m not gonna worry about this, I apologize. If I had the strength I would go right now. It took everything in me to come on here and do this… we gon be okay,” she concluded her heartbreaking video.MADAMENOIRE previously reported, Johnson’s nephew found him unresponsive inside a Los Angeles store earlier in September. Johnson was then rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. The actor and comedian died at the age of 55. The cause of death is still unknown. In addition to his beloved role as “Ezal” in the hilarious funny Friday franchise, Johnson made appearances in TV shows and films such as Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show and House Party.