Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 12 Noon Pacific is the date and time set for Celebration of Life services for legendary actor-comedian John Witherspoon who is best known from film, TV and stand-up (The Wayans Bros., Boomerang, The Boondocks, Friday movies, The First Family and more).
Witherspoon passed away earlier this week, Here’s what we reported on Tuesday, October 29:
The actor-comedian died suddenly at his home on Tuesday (Oct. 29). He was 77.
In a message posted to Witherspoon’s Twitter account, the family confirmed his death
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John Witherspoon's Legendary Life In Photos
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John Witherspoon dies at 77— Fandom (@getFANDOM) October 30, 2019
No matter the role, he always brought his charm pic.twitter.com/Qm4KlG3fIe
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John Witherspoon was known for his roles in:— The Black Caucus (@TheBlackCaucus) October 30, 2019
The Wayans Bros.
Although he's known for his TV & film work,
John's career started in stand-up comedy.
His legendary style has made us laugh for decades.
We will miss you, Pops. pic.twitter.com/WfzkAA8QQK
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My heart is really broken right now.— emerald. (@VirgoFinesse) October 30, 2019
I cannot believe this at all. R.I.P John Witherspoon A.K.A Pops 💔 pic.twitter.com/FQLWiPQXkh