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Legendary Comedian John Witherspoon Passes Away At 77

1,849 views | October 30, 2019 | News | By hiphopallaround

On Tuesday, reports began circulating that one of the greats in the comedy world, John Witherspoon had passed away. People on social media tried to spin it, by saying it was a newscaster of the same name who passed away, however, the family of the actor & comedian confirmed the sad report.
Family to John Witherspoon confirmed the unfortunate reports of the passing in a series of tweets 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." Watch it down below.

J.D. on Twitter

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.

Ice Cube on Twitter

I'm devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won't be as funny without him.

Regina King on Twitter

My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King https://t.co/U6GsNrrKXF

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On Tuesday, reports began circulating that one of the greats in the comedy world, John Witherspoon had passed away. People on social media tried to spin it, by saying it was a newscaster of the same name who passed away, however, the family of the actor & comedian confirmed the sad report.


Family to John Witherspoon confirmed the unfortunate reports of the passing in a series of tweets 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.” Watch it down below.






J.D. on Twitter

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.


Ice Cube on Twitter

I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him.


Regina King on Twitter

My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King https://t.co/U6GsNrrKXF

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