John Wittherspoon Funeral

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John Witherspoon funeral was filled with tears and laughter as  he was laid to rest on Tuesday (November 5), and several Hollywood stars came out to say their final goodbyes at his celebration of life.

Ice CubeKym WhitleyChris Tucker and Cedric the Entertainer were among the celebrities who attended the memorial service in honor of the comedy legend, who passed away in Sherman Oaks, California, on October 29. He was 77.

According to Entertainment Tonight, white flowers, artwork and family photos surrounded Witherspoon’s open casket. At the front of the venue, a large screen displayed a photo of the late actor.

Former late night talk show host David Letterman, who is the godfather to Witherspoon’s son, John David, commenced the ceremony with a monologue.

 

 

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And several of his colleagues paid tribute via social media:

 

john witherspoon funeral

John Witherspoon will probably be best remembered as as Ice Cube’s (Craig’s) outrageously funny, dog-catching dad in New Line Cinema”s smash urban trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom “The Wayans Brothers” or as “Spoon” on NBC”s “The Tracy Morgan Show.” Yet, John Witherspooon created some unforgettable characters during his career including his roles in Boomerang, Little Nicky, House Party, Vampire in Brooklyn, and I”m Gonna Git You Sucka, made him one of the most memorable funny men in America.

John Witherspoon was even featured in popular music videos with Jay Z and  Sugar Ray.  His forty plus year decades included it all from hit movies, tv shows, commercials and top music rated videos.  And, he even was ahead of the the game in coining his catch phrases”as in “Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!”

So it’s only fitting to salute  this icon on comedy, RIP John Ritherspoon, you have earned your wings for sure, Bang!Bang!Bang!]

 

 

 

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