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