Comedian and actor John Witherspoon dies at 77

The Witherspoon family posted a message confirming the passing of John Witherspoon best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series, also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992) and Vampire In Brooklyn (1995).

It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away. 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.

– The Witherspoon Family

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