Remembering John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon also known as “Pop’s unfortunately passed away October 29, 2019 at the Age of seventy-seven. He was a veteran actor and comedian mostly known for playing in the series Friday and the voice on the adult swim show Boondocks. Although John came from a huge family of eleven other siblings, he ended up only having two children from his wife Angela Robinson-Witherspoon. His children names are Alexander Witherspoon and John David Witherspoon. His family found John dead in his home, but his cause of death is still to be unknown. His son John David Witherspoon sent out a tweet where he discussed his father’s passing quoted “on October 30, 2019 ~So…my Dad died today & honestly I’m not sure how to feel. I’m sad, but I’m also happy 4 all the great times we had together. We’d roast each other like homies more than Father & Son, and I really liked that. He was my best friend & my idol. That is what John was known for his funny jokes he says during his movies and what makes them so rememberable is he speaks from what he knows and feels not just being a scene for him. He made people laugh without even trying, just by being himself.  He has been around ever since way back in the 1970’s. Staring in Good Times one of the most frequently watched show by the African American community and same with the show The Wayans Bros again playing the role of a father figure for over four years. So, you can see how he managed to get the nick name “Pops” from people. As stated on the website “John used to say, I’m no big deal’, but he was a huge deal to us”. He made a huge impact on the community. He managed to bring people together and feel a room with laughter. People connected with each other because of him. Which is by having the inspirational speeches in Friday and the lines from Boondocks. On Twitter before the passing of John there would be memes of John or his character in Boondocks, and the comments will fill with quotes from him. Although he did not seem like he was special in the regular world he was a legend. In the remembrance of John, as stated on John’s twitter account “It is with deep sadness, we have to tweet this, but our husband & Father John Witherspoon has passed away. He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years. We love your “POPS” always & forever”. – The Witherspoon Family. Unfortunately, John will not be able to finish his role in the fourth movie series of the Last Friday, but his legacy will still live on.

Published by MotiXdcl

I originated from Miami Florida to the Tampa Bay area in 2017. I became an Hillsborough Community College student, studying in Mass Communications. I will soon graduate in May 2020 of this year with my Associate's and I will be transferring to University Of South Florida.

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