John Witherspoon, a popular comedian and actor, is dead. He died when he was 77 years old.
The actor known for his television series ‘ Next Friday, died on Wednesday morning at his home. In a statement released by the Witherspoon family, his death was announced.
The statement reads: “It is with the 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.
“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.”
Witherspoon was born in Detroit in 1942 and launched a stand-up comedy career and began acting in the late 1970s.
Maybe Witherspoon was best known on Friday for his role as the grumpy dad of Ice Cube.