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John Witherspoon, comedian and actor who starred in ‘Friday,’ has died at 77

(CNN)Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including “Friday,” died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN. “It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest…

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John Witherspoon, comedian and actor who starred in ‘Friday,’ has died at 77

(CNN)Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, whose hilarious takes on father-figure characters made for iconic scenes in a number of movies and television shows including “Friday,” died at his home Tuesday, a family spokesperson told CNN. “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 at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77,” his family said in a statement. Witherspoon is survived by his wife, two sons and “a large family,” the statement said.

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