John Witherspoon’s Cause Of Death Revealed

John Witherspoon’s Cause Of Death Revealed

The cause of death for iconic actor John Witherspoon has been revealed as the details of his death certificate went public Tuesday (Nov. 12).

According to reports, John Witherspoon was struggling with coronary artery disease and suffered a heart attack at the time of his passing.

He also had issues with hypertension, but that wasn’t said to be a factor in his death.

John Witherspoon passed on Oct. 21 at 5:30 in the evening in his Sherman Oaks, CA home. He was 77-years-old.

The audio from the 9-1-1 call was also released, and a dispatcher is heard asking for help for an unconscious man, stating that he was under cardiac arrest and that CPR was being performed in an effort to save him.

Unfortunately, the dispatcher revealed he didn’t make it and called off the attempt for rescue.

His family announced the news in a statement and said,


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“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.”

Witherspoon’s celebration of life was held in Los Angeles last week.

His son, J.D. Witherspoon, has been keeping his legacy alive with an amazing impression of the actor.

Witherspoon was known for his role as Pops on The Wayans Brothers, and Ice Cube’s dad on Friday, as well as Granddad on The Boondocks, just to name a few.

Continued prayers for John Witherspoon’s family, loved ones and fans!

Authored by: Char Patterson