John Witherspoon, who made his mark in comedy and in movies like “Friday” has died.
Witherspoon’s household introduced he died all of a sudden Tuesday at his house in Sherman Oaks, California. The assertion reads, “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away.”
The assertion continues, “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.”
Witherspoon’s profession — which began in stand-up comedy — spanned for greater than 5 many years, along with his most notable function being Willie Jones, father of Ice Cube‘s character, Craig … in the entire “Friday” motion pictures.
John did voice work as Gramps on the animated sequence “The Boondocks,” which is being revived for HBO. He additionally performed Pops on “The Wayans Bros.” and made appearances on “The Tracy Morgan Show” and “Black Jesus.”
He is survived by his spouse, Angela, and sons JD and Alexander.