John Witherspoon Cause Of Dead, How Did John Witherspoon, What Killed John Witherspoon – Sad news that came into our news desk this morning has it that star actor and comedian known for starring in the Friday Film series, John Witherspoon has passed away, John Witherspoon died at age 77.
The news of John Witherspoon death was made known to the public on Tuesday night in a series of tweets by his family. releasing a statement that said, “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away. He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years. We love you ‘POPS’ always & forever.”
It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away. He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years. We love you “POPS” always & forever.
– The Witherspoon Family
His son, J.D. Witherspoon, also shared a tribute to his late dad on Twitter, posting a series of photos of himself with the actor with the caption, “So…my Dad died today & honestly I’m not sure how to feel. I’m sad, but I’m also happy 4 all the great times we had together. We’d roast each other like homies more than Father & Son, and I really liked that. He was my best friend & my idol. Love U Dad…I’ll miss u.”
John Witherspoon Cause Of Death, How Did John Witherspoon Died, What Killed John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon cause of death is not yet known but Witherspoon died Tuesday at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., according to his family.
Witherspoon appeared as Willie Jones, the hilariously crotchety father of Ice Cube’s character in the 1995 classic comedy Friday. He reprised his role in the next two films in the series, 2000’s Next Friday and 2002’s Friday After Next. There’s been talk of a fourth film, which has yet to materialize.
Born in Detroit in 1942, Witherspoon made his film debut in 1980’s The Jazz Singer. He was a prolific actor and collaborated with a slew of talented costars, including Eddie Murphy in four films, such as Vampire in Brooklyn and Dr. Dolittle 2, as well as Tracy Morgan on The Tracy Morgan Show and 2006’s Little Man. Witherspoon also appeared on series including The Wayans Bros., The First Family, and the beloved animated show The Boondocks, in which he reunited with his Friday costar Regina King.
Witherspoon remained active in recent years, with roles in numerous projects in 2019, including as Lloyd on the show Black Jesus. He also performed comedy regularly and had upcoming tour dates planned.