Condolences and remembrances are rolling in. Among them is this from the family of the dearly departed.
“It is with the 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. He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say ‘I’m no big deal’, but he was huge deal to us.” — The Witherspoon Family
“John 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.” – The Witherspoon Family
He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family.