Actor and comedian John Witherspoon died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, United States on October 29, 2019. He was 77.
One of the celebrities mourning Witherspoon’s death is O’Shea Jackson, 50, who is professionally known as Ice Cube. The rapper, actor, producer, director and writer took to Twitter to honor the late actor and comedian.
In 1995, Ice Cube and Witherspoon co-starred in “Friday,” which marked the directorial debut of F. Gary Gray. The stoner comedy film was written by Ice Cube and producer, voice actor, rapper, screenwriter, actor and director Mark Jordan, 50, who is professionally known as DJ Pooh.
Witherspoon and Ice Cube played father and son in “Friday.” Among their co-stars were Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tiny Lister Jr., Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Paula Jai Parker, Bernie Mac, Faizon Love and Angela Means.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on January 27,1942, Witherspoon has 10 siblings. Among them are songwriter William Henry Weatherspoon, Cato Weatherspoon and Dr. Gertrude Stacks.
In 1988, Witherspoon married Angela Robinson. They have two children.
In 1998, Ice Cube and Witherspoon co-starred in the crime comedy film “I Got the Hook-Up.” The sequel was released in July 2019.
In 2003, Witherspoon starred in “The Tracy Morgan Show.” In 2004, he was nominated as an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the BET Comedy Award.
On March 28, 2008, Witherspoon’s comedy tour premiered on Showtime Network. In December 2011, he performed his stand up comedy act at the Funny Bone comedy club at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, USA.
For the last time, Witherspoon and Ice Cube will co-star in a film as they are in the cast of “Last Friday,” the fourth and final installment in the “Friday” franchise. Here are more tweets about Witherspoon’s passing: