John Witherspoon, Friday actor and veteran stand-up comedian, dies at 77

The Friday star passed away at his Sherman Oaks home on Tuesday. The cause of death is yet to be announced.

‘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 today,’ the actor’s family told Deadline in a statement.

‘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,’ the statement went on.

‘John used to say “I’m no big deal,” but he was huge deal to us,’ they continued.

John recently appeared in Master P’s star studded “I Got The Hook Up 2”

Our condolences to family friends and fans at this time, John is a cultural icon and will be greatly remembered through his work and sadly missed!

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