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Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, famous for his roles in the Friday franchise and The Boondocks, has died.
“It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away,” Witherspoon’s family announced on Wednesday morning.
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
The 77-year-old actor’s family confirmed that he had died “suddenly” in a statement to Deadline on Tuesday.
The news was met with sorrow on Twitter as fans relived their favourite “Pops” TV and movie moments.
Rest In Peace John Witherspoon, you were the Pops and the Grandad we all loved. pic.twitter.com/AniwUItHHT
— Niggula (@BlckBolex) October 30, 2019
Rest in Peace to John Witherspoon. Will never forget this iconic moment from The Boondocks with him as Grandad. pic.twitter.com/c5h3bQ8mBq
— Roy MuΣtang 🔥 (@_RobJay) October 30, 2019
Rest In Peace John Witherspoon! Legend! pic.twitter.com/zN93ZghQcA
— Brian (@_ValTown_) October 30, 2019
Prolly my favorite John Witherspoon moment right here, big RIP )))): pic.twitter.com/RssS3vJSNN
— my name is my name (@lilhafdead) October 30, 2019
One of the most underrated John Witherspoon scenes 😂 pic.twitter.com/3BAaOhI3ez
— Style Files (@ZendayaStyleFil) October 30, 2019
R.I.P. John Witherspoon 🙏🏽
Literally brought so much joy watching his work in Friday, The Boondocks, and much more. pic.twitter.com/Bjk9V38wvs
— JazzyScreamz🎃👻🎮 (@_Jazzyguns) October 30, 2019
boondocks and all the friday movies and wayans bros will never be the same again
RIP John Witherspoon pic.twitter.com/65WHEl38C1
— Shamar (@ovoshamar) October 30, 2019
Feature image: screenshot, @John_POPS_Spoon via Twitter