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Remembered: actor John Witherspoon died at the age of 77, seen in 2005

John Witherspoon, actor and comedian, dies at the age of 77

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Comedian John Witherspoon died at the age of 77.

The Friday star died Tuesday at his Sherman Oaks house. The cause of death has yet to be announced.

& It is with deep sadness that we can confirm that our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, has died today & # 39 ;, told the actor's family Deadline in a statement.

Remembered: actor John Witherspoon died at the age of 77, seen in 2005

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Remembered: actor John Witherspoon died at the age of 77, seen in 2005

& # 39; We are all in shock, give us a moment of privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together & # 39 ;, the statement continued.

& # 39; John always said: & # 39; I am not a problem & # 39; but it was huge for us, & # 39; they went on.

The Detroit actor is survived by his wife Angela and his sons JD, Alexander and & # 39; a large family & # 39 ;, according to the family statement.

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