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JOHN WITHERSPOON Comedian & ‘Friday’ Star DEAD AT 77

Written by on October 30, 2019

John Witherspoon, who made his mark in comedy and in films like “Friday” has died.

Witherspoon’s family announced he died suddenly Tuesday 29th October 2019 Tmzat his home in Sherman Oaks, California. The statement reads, “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away.”

The statement continues, “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.”

Witherspoon’s career — which started in stand-up comedy — spanned more than 5 decades, with his most notable role being Willie Jones, father of Ice Cube’s character, Craig … in all of the “Friday” movies.MHRIP

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