John Witherspoon Dead At 77

Today we lost a legend.

Comedian and actor John "Pops" Witherspoon left us at the age of 77.

Pops made audiences laugh in TV shows and films, including the Friday feature franchise and the The Wayans Bros. just to name of few.

“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.”

Check out some of his most memorable moments from his career below. Which role was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

 
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