Actor John Witherspoon, popular for his duty in the Friday flicks, has died aged 77.
The screen star as well as comic died at his home in Sherman Oaks,CA his family announced in a statement to Deadline.
” It is with inmost sorrow that we can validate our cherished husband and also dad, John Witherspoon, among the hardest operating men in movie industry, passed away today,” they said. “He is made it through by his better half Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, as well as a huge family members. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will certainly commemorate his life and also his work together. John made use of to state ‘I’m no big deal’, yet he was big bargain to us.”
While he starred in TELEVISION programs such as The Wayan Brothers, The Tracy Morgan Show, and computer animated series The Backwoods, his most famous function saw him play Ice Cube’s grumpy papa in Friday. He likewise showed up in sequels Next Friday and also Friday After Next, and had actually been anticipated to go back to the duty for the last installation in the franchise, entitled Last Friday, arranged for a 2020 release.
Following the information of his death, Ice Cube took to Twitter to commemorate his co-star, sharing a breeze of them together and composing: “I’m ruined over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life will not be as amusing without him.”