Kate Quiqley is on the mend.
The comedian has broken her silence on social media following her apparent overdose on fentanyl-laced cocaine at a bash in Venice, Calif. On Friday, September 3.
“I'm gonna be ok. Still in hospital, recovering slowly,” she tweeted on Wednesday, September 8. “♥ Thanks so much to everyone who has reached out!!! It really has made a difference. Truly.”
Her fans praised her strength and wished her a speedy recovery. “Thank god you are alive! Get well Kate!,” one user wrote, while another commented: “Life is a rollercoaster. Don't let the highs and lows take over your world. Stay grounded and surround yourself with love; it's all we can do. Much love and good luck!”
LAPD officers arrived at a home in the stunning beach town and found three people dead, including stand-up comedian Fuquan Johnson, Natalie Williamson and Enrico Colangeli.
Officer Mike Lopez said there “was no indication of foul play” and they suspected the victims overdosed on a tainted bag of coke.
Quiqley, 39, who lived next door to the home, was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Johnson, 43, and Quiqley were pals for many years. The Comedy Parlour Live writer’s friend Danielle Collins gave a statement to the Los Angeles Times after his tragic death.
“Fuquan is love and light. He was filled with laughs and had a huge passion to smile; he definitely left behind a legacy,” Collins said. “I will always love my friend until the end of time. Beyond grateful to have known and be loved by him all these years. May he rest eternally in peace.”
Quigley, who previously dated Hootie & The Blowfish crooner Darius Rucker, has appeared in several hit TV series including The Office, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, and Guber.
In 2019, fentanyl was involved in more than two-thirds of all New York City drug overdoses, data showed.