VENICE- Comedian Kate Quigley has issued a statement after surviving a suspected accidental overdose at a party in Venice that left three dead last week. Among the deceased are comedians Fuquan Johnson and Enrico Colangeli.
NBC reports that Quigley, 39, shared the statement on her Twitter and Instagram, along with a note that read, “Hi guys. Upon being released from the hospital, I've finally had the time & clarity to put my feelings on paper. Mean this from the bottom of my heart.”
She began her statement by expressing gratitude to those who have reached out to her in the past week.
“I feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind messages and am incredibly grateful to be surrounded by a strong community of friends, family, colleagues, and fans who have offered their support during this time; and to the team of paramedics, nurses, and doctors who saved my life,” she wrote. “I am still shocked & devastated by the loss of my friends Fu, Rico, and Natalie. Words cannot describe the pain I am feeling & I will be changed forever by their passings.”
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to a home next to Quigleys in the Venice Canals at 12:04 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 4, according to LAPD.
All the victims appeared to have ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl -- a powerful painkiller blamed for up to millions of overdose deaths across the United States over the last several years.
Autopsies will be conducted on all three victims.