'Friday' Actor John Witherspoon Dead at 77

The news was announced Tuesday night. 

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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.

CNN, NBCNews.com, and Fox News are discussing John Witherspoon.

"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."

- CNN

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