John Witherspoon Celebration Of Life Slated For Tuesday In Los Angeles
(AllHipHop News) Earlier this week, we lost a gem in the film industry: John Witherspoon.
The Detroit native passed away suddenly inside his home at the age of 77-year- old and is survived by his wife and two sons.
The comedian and actor is most notably known for his work in movies "The Boondocks," "Hollywood Shuffle," "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka," "House Party," "Boomerang," "Soul Plane," and the "Friday" series.
Now, we celebrate his life.
On Tuesday, November 5th at 12 pm PST, Witherspoon will be celebrated at the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Mortuary, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, in Los Angeles.
The flier asks guests to not wear black, as this is a celebration of the positivity this man exuded during his time on earth.
It states “Join us to celebrate the life of the incomparable John Witherspoon. Come ready to share memories, sing, dance, and laugh the only way John could make us do.”
The fine print at the bottom states, “Comes dressed to impress… as John would say: ‘you Gotta Coordinate’.”
Witherspoon’s family confirmed his death by posting to his Twitter account:
“It is with the 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. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was a huge deal to us.”