“Friday” actor John Witherspoon is found deceased inside his Sherman Oaks home

John Witherspoon dead at age 77/TMZ.com

John Witherspoon “deceased” at 77.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

SHERMAN OAKS — John Witherspoon, best known for his “bang, bang, bang” style of comedy, has moved on to that big Improv in the sky. The “Friday” actor passed away inside his Sherman Oaks home early Wednesday morning. He died from coronary artery disease. Pops was 77. “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,” said Witherspoon’s family in a statement.

“He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. 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. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.”

In addition to “Friday,” Witherspoon’s credits include: “The Wayans Bros,” “The Boondocks,” “Hollywood Shuffle,” “Boomerang,” “Vampire In Brooklyn,” “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka,” “House Party,” “I Got the Hook-Up,” “Soul Plane,” “The Richard Pryor Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and much more.

Mr. Witherspoon, RIP.

You’re gone but not forgotten.


Share your thoughts.


  1. Rip man 💔💔

  2. Rip ❤️

  3. Wow smh 😓💔… 🙏🙏🙏🙏 To his loved ones and family

  4. Deandrius Reynolds

    Bullshit man he the funniest guy on the planet I’m sick of people dying I want people to stay alive

  5. Shit! Made me and my friends crack up many years ago growing up watching the Friday movies 🚬…. R.i.p

  6. Cozier Finess God

    I’m kind of happy he past away
    Because out of all the bullshit in the media with black entertainers getting black bald by the media and other drama going on.
    He said what he felt. He did it his way. And he didn’t give the media any thing to talk bad about when he past away.
    It’s sudden it’s sad. But it’s life he died from old age. And I’ll value all his movies character scenes.
    Real Nigga.

  7. Rip boss 🙏🙏😞

  8. Lord send him back, he’s still needed here! 😔

  9. Rest in Peace Pop 😢🙏

  10. Now who’s going to make the Hoe Cake? cause hoes got to eat too.
    I’m going to miss you ❣️

  11. Lyndrea L. McNeill

    WOW!!! This was a blow!!! Rest in peace Brother Witherspoon & my deepest condolences to your family.🙏🏽

  12. Anthony Garrett

    Damn I just got off work and this is what I gotta read😰😰 that’s crazy and boondocks coming back😭😭😭😭

  13. Feelin' Like Bishop

    🗣️🎙️ “When my loooooove, goes bang! bang! bang! You better run for cooover, you sweeeeeeeet little thang”

    R.I.P Pops 🕊️💔

  14. Me my Lady And the Dogs

    What the Hell……Say it ain’t so

  15. Alexis Edwards

    I’m heartbroken 💔

  16. Frederick Weeks Jr.

    THANK YOU MRS. WITHERSPOON AND FAMILY for allowing us to view your husband and father. My condolences to you and may the LORD JESUS bring you comfort in this time. PEACE 😭😭😭

  17. Jamarcus NoDaysOff Brown

    R.I.P POPS

  18. Megans Legendary world

    😭😭😭😭 rip imma miss you so much i was really hoping this was a rumor i love you RIP 💔💔💔😇😇💜🤪

  19. Love always going Bang Bang Bang Rip Pops 💪

  20. Friday will never be the same without him! Rest in peace John Witherspoon!🙏

  21. My love goes bang bang bang…..you better runnnnnn, you sweet litttle thang🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣❤😔🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  22. Valerie Pollard


  23. One of the greatest comedians and tv/movie dads of all time

    Thank you John Witherspoon 👼🏾

  24. He was funny, real funny and I love him rip “PoPs’

  25. R.I.P Pop’s You will be missed❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😘😘😘

  26. Damn🙏🏽

  27. Brandon Arizmendez

    “Nobody gots me pussy whipped 👁 eye whippssss pusssssy👏👏👏👏👏” best line ever 😂😂😂😂😂. rest easy pussyy whipper . 💯John Witherspoon

  28. yourdi carrillo

    Rest in paradise pops you were a legend of comedy and I loved every movie you starred in especially Friday after next the one scene that gets me every time was the bbqs ribs “ taste so good makes me wanna slap your momma 😂😂😂” you will be loved and missed always 😭😭😭

  29. ” I grab a dog, and I choke him and I kick the shit out of him, bang bang bang up his ass, thats my pleasure”.

    – Mr. Jones RIP

  30. It should’ve been trump 😔 Peace God 🙏🏽

  31. Come back plz😭😭😭😭

  32. conspiracy woman

    John Whiterspoon favors one of the Isley Brothers

  33. Jimmy Martinez

    R.I.P 💯🙏🏼

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