Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the Friday films, has died. He was 77.
Actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies aged 77

Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday (local time) that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released.

The actor had a prolific career, co-starring in three Friday films, appearing on The Wayans Bros television series and voicing the grandfather in The Boondocks animated series. His film roles included Vampire in Brooklyn and Boomerang, and he was a frequent guest on Late Show with David Letterman.

John Witherspoon was an American actor and comedian who performed in dozens of television shows and films. Best known for his role as Willie Jones for the Friday series, Witherspoon also starred in films such as Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang and Vampire In Brooklyn.

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