Comedian Kate Quigley told a lover she is doing “ok” after she was hospitalized after reportedly taking a tainted batch of cocaine that resulted in three deaths. “I’m alive. I’m not great. But I’m ok,” Quigley texted her comedian pal, Brian Redban after he asked how she was following the tragedy at a Venice home on Friday night.
Redban shared a screenshot of the Saturday night text exchange on Instagram, captioning the story: “I have had a nasty month. And this just ruined me.. Hug everyone you’re keen on .” Sources told TMZ that a batch of fentanyl-laced cocaine was responsible for the death of Fuquan Johnson, writer for “Comedy Parlour Live,” and two other unidentified victims.
Quigley, who lives nearby to the house and recently dated Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker, was hospitalized in critical condition. Fentanyl, an artificial painkiller that’s up to 100 times stronger than heroin, has been an element within the deaths of Prince, Mac Miller, and Tom Petty.