John Witherspoon

Last week, Hollywood lost one of the funniest and hardest-working men when John Witherspoon (77) died from cardiac arrest. The news of his passing shocked the entertainment world. All of his friends, family, and colleagues immediately shared how much of an impact he had on their lives. Tuesday (Nov.6) Black Hollywood’s elite and his family […]

There’s a saying when a comedian dies, the world gets a little less funny. That’s what happened when John Witherspoon, better known by his name on The Wayans Brothers Pops, died on October 29th. Two of his most notable roles are playing Craig’s Dad in the movie “Friday” Willie Jones, and his role as “Grandad” […]

It’s been two days since the passing of John Witherspoon, and the gaping hole his death left will be hard to fill in the entertainment industry. During his storied acting career, Witherspoon shared the screen with many big names such as Will Smith, Ice Cube, The Wayan’s Brothers, Robert Townsend, Eddie Murphy, JAY-Z, and more. […]

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, who is best known for his role as Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, has died at 77-years-old. The statement was initially released on Twitter, saying, “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 […]

The Aaron McGruder-created series was last seen on television without his involvement in 2014.