Fans Are Sharing Their Favorite John Witherspoon Moments and Scenes

John Witherspoon, the actor and comedian who starred in everything from 'Friday' to 'The Boondocks,' died at age 77 on Tuesday.

John Witherspoon

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John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon, the actor and comedian who starred in everything from Friday to The Boondocks, died at age 77 on Tuesday. "It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77," his family told Deadline. In the wake of his death, fans have flocked to Twitter to share some of their favorite Witherspoon moments.

Friday showed up the most, with many highlighting his distinctive delivery of some often ridiculous lines. Many also took the opportunity to share their love of his role as Robert "Grandad" Freeman in the The Boondocks, which recently received a two-season reboot order from HBO. It's unclear if Witherspoon managed to record any of his lines for the new episodes. His stand-up comedy also got some mentions, too, as did his participation in Richard Pryor's roast in 1977.

When John Witherspoon worked on The Richard Pryor Show and participated in his roast in 1977

— Nah, for real, Im FJ (@FeministaJones) October 30, 2019

When the news broke that Witherspoon had died, many showed how much he meant to them on social media. Among those to pay their respects were Ice Cube, Regina King, Arsenio Hall, Chance the Rapper, and Judd Apatow.

Check out some of the tributes to his best moments below.

REST IN LOVE, Pops! Although John Witherspoon was most notably known for his roles in “Friday,” “Next Friday,” “Last Friday,” and “The Boondocks,” he made you laugh till’ your sides hurt in every role he played. Here’s a thread of pure funny. ⬇️ #JohnWitherspoon #RIP

— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) October 30, 2019

John Witherspoon in “Martin” as his uncle with that ☝🏾good eye. 😂 #BangBangBang #JohnWitherspoon #RIPPops #Martin @realmartymar #Classic

— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) October 30, 2019

“The secret is you got to coordinate. Most people don’t COOOORRRDINNATE.” - John Witherspoon on fashion in “Boomerang” 😂 #JohnWitherspoon #EddieMurphy #Boomerang #RIPPops #Classic

— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) October 30, 2019

“You seen the wolf man... to the 25th power?!?” 🤣🤣 <— John Witherspoon in “Vampire in Brooklyn” #JohnWitherspoon #RIPPops #VampireInBrooklyn #EddieMurphy

— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) October 30, 2019

And who had better dance moves than John Witherspoon?!?! I’m sure he’s cutting a rug in heaven with the rest of the greats. Rest easy, Pops. You’ll be missed, but your legacy will live on forever. #JohnWitherspoon #GoneButNotForgotten #TheWayansBros @MarlonWayans

— ShakariSBriggs (@ShakariSBriggs) October 30, 2019

Rest in Peace to John Witherspoon. Will never forget this iconic moment from The Boondocks with him as Grandad.

— Rob J 🔜 MomoCon 🌊 (@_RobJay) October 30, 2019

R.I.P. John Witherspoon, you will be missed

— J Bolt 🎬⚽️ (@TheJBolt) October 30, 2019

RIP John Witherspoon! Never forget how he bodied this scene in Friday 🙏🏿

— Barflaan Tedoe 🇱🇷 (@The_Barftender) October 30, 2019

John Witherspoon delivering one of the most legendary lines in film history

— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 30, 2019

We are sad to say goodbye to John Witherspoon. Most known as Ice Cubes’s Dad in Friday, others knew him as Grandad in The Boondocks and Pop’s from The Wayans Bros.

Here’s one of our favorite scenes of him performing his hit

John Witherspoon

— AuxGod (@TheOXGod) October 30, 2019

My absolute fave John Witherspoon character was Uncle Junior on Martin. #RIPPOPS #Legend #RIPJohnWhitherspoon

— jujoffer (@jujoffer) October 30, 2019

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