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RIP John Witherspoon: Bang, Bang, Bang, Coordinate & More Of His Top Moments

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We truly lost legend — cultural icon John Witherspoon passed away.

According to Witherspoon’s family the actor died suddenly on Tuesday at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. A statement from the family reads, “It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away. He was a Legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years. We love you ‘POPS’ always & forever.”

Immediately, upon word of his passing, the tweets of remembrance came flooding in from fans who loved his work in “Friday,” “Boondocks,” “The Wayans Bros.,” and more.

A speaking of his incredible talent, here are some of our favorite moments…

A VOCALIST – BANG BANG BANG

As Pops on “The Wayans Bros.” show, Witherspoon always came with the funny. But one of his most memorable moments was when he performed his legendary hit, “Bang Bang Bang”. And he did it every chance he got!

WITHERSPOON WISDOM

John wasn’t just a comedic talent, he could also drop jewels on wisdom delivering the drama during serious moments. One of his greatest was during a scene in “Friday” where he imparted some fatherly wisdom on his son Craig, played by Ice Cube.

FASHION ICON

He could sing, he could dance, and he could look good doing it. You know why? Because, as he told us in “Boomerang”, you got to cooooordinate!

THE BEST (AND MOST INAPPROPRIATE) GRANDAD EVER

He loved hard and hit even harder. John voiced the character Grandad aka Robert Jebediah Freeman and no one could have done it better.

And when we spoke to John when he was being roasted by his celebrity friends 10 years ago he reflected on these legendary moments.

John Witherspoon will undoubtedly be missed. A video posted to his YouTube account just two days ago showed an excited John ready for a busy year ahead which included the return of Boondocks and another “Friday” film.

RIP King.

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