John Witherspoon leaves a taping "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York. Picture: AP
John Witherspoon leaves a taping "The Late Show with David Letterman" in New York. Picture: AP

'Boondocks' actor John Witherspoon dies at age 77

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Oct 30, 2019

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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."

Tributes poured in for the actor who is known for playing Pops in "The Wayans Brothers" series, starring in the "Friday" movies series and voicing Robert Freeman in "The Boondocks". 



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