(AllHipHop News) John Witherspoon, 77, has passed away. The unfortunate news was confirmed overnight. The Detroit-born actor/comedian is survived by his wife, two sons, and an extended family.
A lot of the veteran entertainer’s work was beloved by Hip Hop artists and fans. His filmography includes Hollywood Shuffle, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, House Party, Boomerang, Soul Plane, and the Friday series.
Additionally, Witherspoon was known for television programs like The Wayans Bros., The Boondocks, The Tracy Morgan Show, and Black Jesus. He also appeared in the music video for Jay-Z’s 2000 single “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”.
Rappers, producers, singers, media figures, and fellow actors paid their respect to John Witherspoon on social media.
I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him. pic.twitter.com/gtmiZiEppP
— Ice Cube (@icecube) October 30, 2019
Rip John Witherspoon 😔🙏🏽
— DJ POOH (@DJPooh) October 30, 2019
My dad, my grandpa, my comedic inspiration! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King pic.twitter.com/U6GsNrrKXF
— Regina King (@ReginaKing) October 30, 2019
RIP my brother. You will be missed. Mannnnnnn this is a hard one. 🙏🏾John Witherspoon, Beloved 'Friday' and 'The Wayans Bros.' Star, Dead at 77 | Entertainment Tonight https://t.co/iUzyjCI4U1
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) October 30, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this.
To me, Spoon was a friend, a brother, a funny, talented comedian and a good man.
He was the first comedian I met when I got to Los Angeles, and he never… https://t.co/aZ3im7HGwr
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) October 30, 2019
🎤 This day began with such joy.
And it’s ending with this heart wrenching news of John Witherspoon’s passing. One of our comic brothers. 🌹 RIP pic.twitter.com/efSqqw6BHJ
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) October 30, 2019
Man RIP. So sad https://t.co/VpulgusGJ3
— #1 #SNOWFALLFX FAN IN LIFE (free Melody) (@VanLathan) October 30, 2019
Fuckkkk RIP John Witherspoon! Lots of laughs cuz of ya 🙏🏾
— Cozz (@cody_macc) October 30, 2019
RIP JOHN WITHERSPOON
— Cordae' (@cordae) October 30, 2019
I’m crying over John Witherspoon like he was really my Pops. I’m crushed.
— Old Miami (@KidFury) October 30, 2019
This is sad 😞 . Rest in Paradise to the legend John WItherspoon who made so many of us laugh with his one liners through out these countless years. 💔🙏🏾 Prayers up for @jdwitherspoon hang in there bro. pic.twitter.com/GwOIXxJJoi
— King Bach (@KingBach) October 30, 2019
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) October 30, 2019
Rip John Witherspoon 🤦🏾♂️, One of the many iconic African American actors. From the Friday movies and soul plane to the Wayne’s bro’s and many more in between.. Rip big dawg 🙏🏾
— . (@JuiceWorlddd) October 30, 2019
Bang bang bang. Don’t nobody come in my mentions for bout 30-40 mins. 😢
— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) October 30, 2019
— Kirko Bangz (@KirkoBangz) October 30, 2019
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) October 30, 2019
RIP John “Pops” Witherspoon #Pops
May God have mercy on your soul and condolences to the family and friends…
— TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) October 30, 2019
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) October 30, 2019
God bless John Witherspoon. The definition of an icon. Wow. pic.twitter.com/2wUBXglzSW
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) October 30, 2019
Glad I had a chance to get to know you King. You’re truly one of the funniest most genuine people anyone could ever meet. Rest easy and God bless your transition. 🙏🏽👑 #RIPSpoon pic.twitter.com/perjEIvEd9
— T.I. (@Tip) October 30, 2019
RIP Pops https://t.co/BCpxzCcMra
— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) October 30, 2019
john witherspoon the 🐐 RIP
— RUSS (@russdiemon) October 30, 2019