Veteran comedic actor John Witherspoon died at his California home on Monday.
The Witherspoon family confirmed his death on Wednesday in a statement posted on Twitter.
The statement reads: "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."