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We Will Miss You! John Witherspoon’s Most Quoted Movie Lines

10/30/2019 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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Actor and comedian John Witherspoon has passed away at the age of 77. His family released a statement on Tuesday:

“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”

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Adding:

“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.”

According to his manager Alex Goodman, the legendary comedian died in Los Angeles in his home late Tuesday. No cause of death was released.

Best known for his work in TV shows such as “Barnaby Jones”, “The Richard Pryor Show” and “The Wayans Bros.” He also voiced the grandfather in “The Boondocks” animated series.

His fans also loved him for his role as “Pop,” Ice Cube’s father in the stoner comedy “Friday.”

In honor of John, we compiled some of his iconic lines.

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