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JoeyC

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John Witherspoon Dies: Comedian & ‘Friday’ Star Was 77


Damn.

Rest in peace, Mr. Witherspoon. rose

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John Witherspoon, actor-comedian who for decades made audiences laugh in television shows and films, including the hit Friday franchise, died suddenly at his home today. He was 77.



“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,” Witherspoon’s family said in a statement to Deadline. “He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family.

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Reply #1 posted 10/30/19 2:30am

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Reply #2 posted 10/30/19 7:07am

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This dude was one of my favorite comedic actor. What a great loss. RIHP☹️
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Reply #3 posted 10/30/19 8:10am

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Black men die sooner.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 10/30/19 9:44am

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Bang bang bang! Damn 😭🥀.
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Reply #5 posted 10/30/19 9:49am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Black men die sooner.


Not true. My boy the bail bondsman from Jackie Brown, Robert Forster respectively, died not 2 long ago of brain cancer. Death don't care 🙏.
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Reply #6 posted 10/30/19 11:38am

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Saw this on my phone late last night at work.

Sad thing is he was scheduled to perform in my area in Charlotte NC

Nov 14-16. All the comedians are paying tribute to him.

He is best known for the Friday movies and playing Pops on the Wayans brothers

but he is a veteran actor who goes way back to an episode of What's Happening, and

the movies Vampire In Brooklyn and Boomerang.

R.I.P sad

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Reply #7 posted 10/30/19 3:16pm

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Reply #8 posted 10/30/19 5:14pm

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phunkdaddy said:

Saw this on my phone late last night at work.


Sad thing is he was scheduled to perform in my area in Charlotte NC


Nov 14-16. All the comedians are paying tribute to him.


He is best known for the Friday movies and playing Pops on the Wayans brothers


but he is a veteran actor who goes way back to an episode of What's Happening, and


the movies Vampire In Brooklyn and Boomerang.


R.I.P sad


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Reply #9 posted 10/31/19 2:15am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

phunkdaddy said:

Saw this on my phone late last night at work.


Sad thing is he was scheduled to perform in my area in Charlotte NC


Nov 14-16. All the comedians are paying tribute to him.


He is best known for the Friday movies and playing Pops on the Wayans brothers


but he is a veteran actor who goes way back to an episode of What's Happening, and


the movies Vampire In Brooklyn and Boomerang.


R.I.P sad


Don't fotget the Richard Pryor show. 1977.


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Reply #10 posted 10/31/19 6:25am

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Reply #11 posted 10/31/19 6:46am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Black men die sooner.

77 is sooner?

He lasted older than my white dad.

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Reply #12 posted 11/01/19 4:08pm

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Great comedic timing and delivery, he provided a lot of cameo gems in movies. But I'll always remember him as Robert Freeman.

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"Well, I also support Obama because he's against corporate bailouts"

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"...and he's gonna get the troops out of Afghanistan...right?"

"Also wrong"

"Then what the fuck this ***** gonna do?!"

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Reply #13 posted 11/02/19 12:00pm

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RIP Mr Witherspoon

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Reply #14 posted 11/02/19 2:25pm

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RIP. Epic levels of funny...one of the great comedic actors. I still hit the floor when I watch the potato scene in Soul Plane. I doubt there was a funnier scene in 2004 and I can't picture many actors who would have made that scene as entertaining. Should have been nominated for an oscar smile.
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Reply #15 posted 11/04/19 8:35am

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He was just on Joe Rogan's podcase a couple months ago, along with his son. It was great.

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Reply #16 posted 11/12/19 12:40pm

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I've seen every comedian worth 2cents live since 1980.

Spoon is thee ONLY 1 that made me laugh so hard I fell out of my seat with tears in my eyes.

This man was a complete nut on the stage.

He will be missed. sad

R.I.P.

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Reply #17 posted 11/12/19 3:53pm

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r.i.p. rose rose

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Reply #18 posted 11/13/19 12:50am

THEKILLINGJOKE

Yep, he was hella funny. Bang, bang, bang, bang.



Again, R.I.P.



JoeyC

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Reply #19 posted 11/14/19 9:20pm

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Graycap23 said:

I've seen every comedian worth 2cents live since 1980.

Spoon is thee ONLY 1 that made me laugh so hard I fell out of my seat with tears in my eyes.

This man was a complete nut on the stage.

He will be missed. sad

R.I.P.

He was scheduled to be in Charlotte Nov.15-17th and I wanted to go see him

but I would have missed him anyway as my wife just had surgery on Monday.

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