Legendary comedic actor John Witherspoon who starred in ‘Friday’, ‘Boondocks’ and the Wayans Bros. TV show died at age 77 in a statement released from his family on Twitter.
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 pic.twitter.com/ov9P34kaMn
— John Witherspoon (@John_POPS_Spoon) October 30, 2019
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.
– J.D. pic.twitter.com/zvzep5S11I
— J.D. (@jdwitherspoon) October 30, 2019
Fans immediately took to Twitter to pay their respects by sharing their favorite scenes featuring Witherspoon.
Rip John Witherspoon
Today ima put hot sauce on my burrito baby 🥺
— 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐲 (@Coldh4rt) October 30, 2019