The hip-hop environment is grieving the sudden demise of actor John Witherspoon.
In the early several hours of Wednesday morning (Oct. 30), Witherspoon’s household confirmed that the legendary comedian and actor experienced handed absent at his home. He was 77.
“It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our partner & father John Witherspoon has passed away,” the Witherspoon family mentioned in a statement posted to the late actor’s Twitter account. “He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father determine to all who watched him around the years. We love you “POPS” constantly & eternally.”
Witherspoon was revered as a father figure to quite a few of the proficient artists and actors he is worked with as effectively as his admirers. The actor was regarded for a myriad of comical roles in movies like the Friday, Hollywood Shuffle and Tv reveals like The Richard Pryor Exhibit, Good Occasions and Boomerang.
He starred in The Wayans Bros as John “Pops” Williams, became a staple in the Friday motion picture franchise along with Ice Dice, played portrayed Huey and Riley’s Granddad on The Boondocks and in 2014, he starred in Grownup Swim’s Black Jesus. Right after the information of his dying unfold, rappers like Ice Cube, Prospect The Rapper, Juice Wrld and additional paid out homage to “Pops.”
“I’m devastated around the passing of John Witherspoon,” Ice Cube tweeted. “Everyday living won’t be as humorous devoid of him.”
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