Michael Blackson has donated $10,000 to the family of Anthony Johnson to help cover his funeral expenses. In an Instagram post shared by Hollywood Unlocked, the Coming 2 America actor made a check in the aforementioned amount out to match the other $10,000 that fans donated.
On Monday (Sept. 20), Blackson took to Instagram to encourage his fans to donate to his personal Cash App so the late actor could be buried. “If he's ever made you laugh, let's all contribute and send him home the right way,” he captioned the post. “I’m not sure what anyone is doing, but I’m going to raise my own money for him.”
Blackson’s generous donation came after Johnson’s wife Lexis Jones Mason called out those who showed “fake love” to her husband after news of his passing surfaced. On Wednesday (Sept. 22), the widow spoke to TMZ about how she was struggling to raise money to bury her husband.
“Y’all say y’all love him, but y’all not helping. Where’s the love?” Mason said.
“We’re gonna have a service. I’m gonna do everything I know he would’ve done for me,” she added. “It’s just hurtful. I would not be asking if I had it.” Mason said she wanted to raise $20,000 to bury Johnson in Rose Hills, a cemetery in California. She also revealed plans to cremate her husband if the funds were not raised in time.
As REVOLT previously reported, Johnson, who was most known for his role as Ezal in Friday, was found “lifeless” earlier this month in a Los Angeles grocery store. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. So far, his cause of death has not been released.
Throughout his career, Johnson starred in almost 50 films and television shows, including Menace II Society, Lethal Weapon 3, The Players Club, B*A*P*S, I Got The Hook-Up and “Martin.”