Comedian John Witherspoon (pictured right) has died at 77, his family revealed in touching tributes to ‘one of the hardest working men in show business’. The Friday star passed away at his Sherman Oaks home on Tuesday and the cause of death is yet to be announced but his actress wife Angela (pictured inset) shared Wednesday that she was ‘just in shock’. Witherspoon was also survived by his sons Alexander and J.D. and in an emotional social media post (pictured left), J.D., the fellow comedian in the family shared what an inspiration his ‘best friend’ and hero’ was.
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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 loved that about us. In all seriousness I work as hard as I do thanks to seeing Him grind for literally 77 years of his life, and I’m damn proud to be his son. If I have even half the career & impact he has had on people I’ll be very happy. His legacy will live on through me, my family, his friends, and everyone else who was touched by him here on earth. He was my best friend & my Hero. I Love U Dad…I’ll miss u. – J.D
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SOURCE: Daily Mail