John Witherspoon has passed away with a career that has spanned decades official announcement of his death was made by Witherspoon’s family on Twitter as they confirmed

“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. – The Witherspoon Family.”

Witherspoon played rememberable roles throughout his career on FridayHouse PartyI’m Gonna Get You SuckaThe Meteor Man, The Richard Pryor Show, 227, Good Times, The Boondocks, and The Wayans Bros. 

Thank you for all the laughts you will br miss.