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Actor and Comedian John Witherspoon dies at the age of 77

- Los Angeles, CA

POSTED 10:32 PM, OCTOBER 29, 2019, UPDATED AT 10:33PM,

OCTOBER 29, 2019

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon has died, his family confirmed.

“He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years,” the family wrote on his Twitter account.

Witherspoon is best known for his role as Ice Cube’s  dad in the ’90s comedy trilogy “Friday” and  his role as “Pops” on the long-running sitcom “The Wayans Bros.,” according to his website and IMDB page.

Reginal King Witherspoon's granddaughter posted on Twitter saying

"My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King"
He was 77 Years Old.
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