John Witherspoon Passes Away at Age 77

john witherspoon passes away

Comedian John Witherspoon has passed away at the age of 77. He played Ice Cube’s father in the Friday films and had a career that spanned decades. No cause of death has been released as of yet, but it has been confirmed he died late Tuesday.

Besides co-starring in three Friday films, Witherspoon also played the father of Marlon and Shawn Wayans on The Wayans Bros. television series in the 1990’s and later was the voice of the grandfather in The Boondocks animated series. He also appeared in other films such as Vampire in Brooklyn, Boomerang, and House Party with rap icons Kid ‘N Play.