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The “Friday” Actor John Witherspoon Passed Away At 77

The “Friday” Actor John Witherspoon Passed Away At 77

Detroit-born actor and comedian John Witherspoon died in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. He was known for his role as Willie “Pops” Jones in the “Friday” movie.

His death was confirmed early Wednesday morning with a tweet sent by Witherspoon’s family to the actor’s official Twitter account.

Here’s the statement.

“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”

Check out the tweet below.

Peep the scene from the “Friday” movie below.

Rest In Peace Legend!

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