Family, friends, fans share sorrow over death of actor John Witherspoon

Best known for playing Ice Cube’s father in the ‘Friday’ films, Witherspoon also was on ‘Boondocks,’ ‘The Wayans Bros’ and more

When six of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter are about John Witherspoon, it’s not a stretch to say the actor and comedian was beloved.

Witherspoon, best known for playing Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” movies, died late Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 77.

» John Witherspoon, 'Friday' actor-comedian, dead at age 77

Family, friends and entertainers took to social media to express their sadness and shock.

Witherspoon’s death also affected his fans, who shared favorite scenes and sayings of the actor.