The unexpected death of John Witherspoon sent a ripple of sadness across his devoted fanbase, but a look back at his life in photos should have the opposite effect.


The comedian passed away at 77 years old.

John Witherspoon, the popular actor and comedian who singlehandedly carved out an inimitable niche for himself as the deliveryman for classic one-liners on stage, film and TV, has died.

Nothing will kill a person off faster these days than Twitter. The Twittersphere lit up with the hashtag #RIP John Witherspoon and #RIP Pops, until the funny man set the record straight with a few tweets of his own. SEE ALSO: Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki Weds Jessica Olsson Witherspoon, best known for his roles in Ice […]