For some time there existed the very distasteful joke of announcing fake celebrities deaths on social media. Sick posters would make a post that mimicked those from official news publication accounts, stating the death of someone famous along with his/her picture. The likes of Jackie Chan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy had all been used for this terrible hoax at some point. Another name that constantly appeared was seasoned actor/comedian John Witherspoon, so when the news broke this morning that he has died, I was hoping it was another person's poor attempt on dark humour. Sadly, that was not the case this time.
As you can see in the above tweet from his official twitter handle, the man that was responsible for iconic roles such as 'Pops' from The Wayne Bros, 'Craig's Dad' from The Friday series and of course, 'GranDad' from The Boondocks, has sadly passed away sometime last night. No further information was given by the family at this time, but he will be dearly missed by many in entertainment.
John Witherspoon was 77. REST IN PIECE LEGEND
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.