US Actor John Witherspoon dies at 77

Witherspoon “died suddenly at his home.

Comedian John Witherspoon has died.

Witherspoon’s family released a statement confirming his death on Wednesday morning.

“It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77.

“He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together.”


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Witherspoon’s career started with start-up comedy and he was best known for his role in films Friday, The Meteor Man and The Wayan Bros.