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[BREAKING] John Witherspoon Has Passed Away!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 19: John Witherspoon appears on the red carpet at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on June 19, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/FilmMagic)

Sad news is in about John Witherspoon.

John Witherspoon has died in his Sherman Oaks home at the age of 77.

In a statement released by his team to Deadline, they said;

“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. 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.”

Many people may remember Witherspoon from roles like Pops in “The Wayans Bros.” and Willie Jones in “Friday” and “Next Friday” which he starred alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. He also played the voice of Gramps in the animated series “The Boondocks.”

He will be remembered for all the great movies and shows he has given us.

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