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John Witherspoon: Comedy actor suddenly dies

Comedy actor John Witherspoon died unexpectedly on Tuesday (October 29), his family announced. He was 77 years old.

US actor John Witherspoon, is on Tuesday, October 29th,"died at his home in Sherman Oaks"as his family confirmed to the US magazine "Deadline". He was 77 years old.

John Witherspoon is dead: "We're all in shock

Like the statement written jointly by his widow Angela and their two sons, JD and Alexander "one of the hardest working men in show business" It can also be seen that the comedy star died surprisingly: "We're all in shock, please give us a moment of privacy and we'll celebrate his life and work together. John always said, 'I'm not a big deal' but he was a big deal to us."

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John Witherspoon leaves a proud son

On Instagram, John Witherspoon's eldest son J.D. with a touching post from his father. To a collage of several photos of him John he writes: "I'm sad and at the same time so grateful and happy for all the wonderful times we had together. We behaved more like friends than like father and son and that's what I loved about us." If he had half as much influence on people and a half as good career as his father, he would be very happy, he continues.

John Witherspoon was born in Detroit in 1942. He started out as a stand-up comedian and was also seen in films from the 1970s. He was best known for his role as Ice Cubes, 50 grumpy father in "Friday" comedies.

Sources used:Instagram, deadline