Actor and comedian, John Witherspoon, has passed away

'FRIDAY AFTER NEXT' FILM PREMIERE, LOS ANGELES, AMERICA - 13 NOV 2002

'FRIDAY AFTER NEXT' FILM PREMIERE, LOS ANGELES, AMERICA - 13 NOV 2002

John Witherspoon has passed away. Witherspoon is best known for his role as Ice Cube’s father in the movie Friday, Next Friday and Friday after Next and as “Pops” on the television show, The Wayans Bros.

Witherspoon's cause of death has not been released, but reports say the death was sudden. We are praying for his family. He was 77 years old.

John Witherspoon's son and many celebrities including Marlon Wayans, Ice Cube and T.I. have posted tributes to the actor/comedian.

You can see them all below.

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