It was announced Tuesday that comedian John Witherspoon died at the age of 77.
Witherspoon was known for his roles in Friday and The Wayans Bros.
"Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including Friday, died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN."
John Witherspoon, actor-comedian who for decades made audiences laugh in television shows and films, including the hit Friday franchise, died suddenly at his home today. He was 77. https://t.co/LDUhjDzRnb— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 30, 2019
John Witherspoon forever ❤️— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) October 30, 2019
I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him. pic.twitter.com/gtmiZiEppP— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 30, 2019
Legendary Comedian & “Friday” star— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) October 30, 2019
John witherspoon has passed away at the age of 77. Sending our condolences to his family 🙏 pic.twitter.com/9mRj3eUw0L
🎤 This day began with such joy.— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) October 30, 2019
And it’s ending with this heart wrenching news of John Witherspoon’s passing. One of our comic brothers. 🌹 RIP pic.twitter.com/efSqqw6BHJ
God bless John Witherspoon. The definition of an icon. Wow. pic.twitter.com/2wUBXglzSW— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 30, 2019
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