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John Witherspoon Bio – John Witherspoon Wiki

John Witherspoon born John Weatherspoon, was an American actor and comedian. He was best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series. He also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle (1987), Boomerang (1992) and Vampire In Brooklyn (1995). He has also made appearances on television shows such as The Wayans Bros. (1995–99), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), Barnaby Jones (1973), The Boondocks (2005–present), The Five Heartbeats (1991) and Black Jesus (2014). He wrote a film, From the Old School, in which he played an elderly working man who tries to prevent a neighborhood convenience store from being developed into a strip club.

John Witherspoon Age

John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He died on October 29, 2019 in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 77 years old.

John Witherspoon Wife

He was married to his wife Angela Robinson Witherspoon from 1988 to his death in October 2019.

John Witherspoon Children

He had 2 children, John David Witherspoon and Alexander Witherspoon.

John Witherspoon Family

Witherspoon was one of 11 siblings. His elder brother, William, became a songwriter for Motown, with whom he penned the lyrics of the 1966 hit single “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”. Another sibling, Cato, was a longtime director of the PBS-TV Network/CH56 in Detroit for almost four decades. Their sister, Gertrude Stacks, is an evangelist and the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Detroit.

John Witherspoon Death

John Witherspoon died suddenly at his Sherman Oaks, California, home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 77. The Witherspoon family confirmed his death in a statement on his Twitter page.

“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 you “POPS” always & forever,” the Witherspoon Family wrote on Twitter.

John Witherspoon’s Son J.D. Witherspoon tweeted: “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. Love U Dad…I’ll miss u. – J.D.”

John Witherspoon Cause of Death

John Witherspoon’s cause of death was not revealed.

John Witherspoon Net Worth

John Witherspoon’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million.

John Witherspoon Height

He stood at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).