John Witherspoon's Death Certificate Reveals Coronary Disease, Hypertension

John Witherspoon Suffered from Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension Before Death at 77More

John Witherspoon Suffered from Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension Before Death at 77More

The outlet got their hands on the document which they say proves the actor was dealing with coronary artery disease.

John Witherspoon's official trigger of demise has been uncovered. He also had hypertension, but it wasn't listed as a cause of the heart attack. The actor was 77-years-old. "We love you "POPS" always & forever", the statement concluded.

Witherspoon is survived by his wife, Angela, and his sons, JD and Alexander. I'm sad, but I'm also delighted 4 all the good situations we experienced collectively.

'In all seriousness I work as hard as I do thanks to seeing Him grind for literally 77 years of his life, and I'm damn proud to be his son. If I have half the race and the impact it has had on people, I will be very happy. His legacy will live on through me, my family, his friends, and everyone else who was touched by him here on earth. Really like U Dad... I love you Spoons!

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Fans of Witherspoon know that he worked in a plethora of movies and television productions, including as Willie Jones, the father of Ice Cube's character in the film, Friday, and all of its sequels. The Detroit native also starred in movies like, Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Ladies Man and Fakin' Da Funk, and made his TV debut in The Jazz Singer in the 1970s.

Ice Cube expressed his sadness about his co-star's passing on Twitter on October 30.

Witherspoon planned to appear in the forthcoming Friday installment, Last Friday, but never got to film the project, which is now in pre-production.

John's son, J.D. Witherspoon opened up to his followers about his father's death the next day and said: "So ... my dad died today and, honestly, I'm not sure how to feel".

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