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RIP Comedian John Witherspoon, 77


‘I’m sad. Broken. Hurt.’: Celebrities grieve Comedian’s death

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John Witherspoon is being remembered by his fellow celebrities.

The death of the actor-comedian with memorable roles in the “Friday” films, TV series “The Boondocks,” “Black Jesus” and “The First Family,” and many other projects during his decades-spanning career was confirmed Tuesday by manager Alex Goodman. He was 77.

Ice Cube, who played Witherspoon’s onscreen son, Craig, in 1995’s “Friday” feature in addition to follow-up films, tweeted he was incredibly sad about the news.

“I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him,” the musician tweeted, along with a picture of the pair (below).


Regina King, who portrayed Ice Cube’s sister in “Friday,” and Witherspoon’s grandchildren in the animated “The Boondocks” series, wished for her former co-star to “Rest In Paradise, King.”

“My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration!” she exclaimed. “I love you Spoons!”

Marlon Wayans mourned Witherspoon in a heartfelt Instagram tribute. On “The Wayans Bros.” series, which Marlon starred in with his brother Shawn, Witherspoon played their father, John “Pops” Williams.



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