Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Legendary Actor And Comedian, John Witherspoon Has Passed On At The Age Of 77

John Witherspoon, Comedian and Actor in 'Friday,' 'Tracy Morgan Show,' Dies at 77

John Witherspoon, Comedian and Actor in 'Friday,' 'Tracy Morgan Show,' Dies at 77

John Witherspoon, the prolific comic actor who starred in the cult Friday franchise as well as his long stint on The Wayan Bros. and The Tracy Morgan Show, has died at his home in Sherman Oaks. He is 77.
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Legendary actor and comedian, John Witherspoon has passed on at the age of 77.

As announced by his family on twitter:

“It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77,” Witherspoon’s family said in a statement to Deadline.

“He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.”

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Actor John Witherspoon dead at 77

Hollywoodreporter made it know that Witherspoon was a prolific worker and had major roles deep into his seventies. He recently starred in Adult Swim's Black Jesus, and the Obama-inspired sitcom The First Family. He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD and Alexander.

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Actor John Witherspoon dead at 77

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