John Witherspoon (actor)

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John Witherspoon
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on The Circle , 2019
John Weatherspoon

(1942-01-27)January 27, 1942
DiedOctober 29, 2019(2019-10-29) (aged 77)
Other namesPops
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1977–2019
Angela Robinson (m. 1988–2019)

John "Pops" Witherspoon (born John Weatherspoon; January 27, 1942 – October 29, 2019) was an American actor and comedian. He had roles in several movies and television shows.[1] He was mostly known his role in Friday series[1] and as Granddad Robert Freeman in The Boondocks.

Witherspoon was born in Detroit, Michigan. He died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California on October 29, 2019 at the age of 77.[2] The cause of death was a heart attack.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "John Witherspoon". The New York Times.
  2. "John Witherspoon Dies: Comedian & 'Friday' Star Was 77". Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  3. Haas, Mariah (12 November 2019). "John Witherspoon's cause of death revealed". Fox News. Retrieved 13 November 2019.

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