The unexpected death of beloved father, husband, actor and comedian #JohnWitherspoon also known as Pops; sent a tidal wave of shock around the world last month. Witherspoon played a major role within the black community; devoting his entire existence to implementing the most important element of life on to us; laughter.
Recent reports have revealed the cause of death for the 77 year old icon. According to #TMZ Pops passed from a massive heart attack on Oct.29th. It has been confirmed that though he had long suffered from hypertension and an intense battle with coronary artery disease; those illnesses weren’t listed on the official medical examiners report.
Pops is deemed a national treasure across the board within the black community.He’s played in numerous iconic films and has taken on some of the most legendary roles. We not only lost a devoted actor and comedian we lost a person that was detrimental to our upbringing. Though we will forever mourn you, we shall never forget you. Rest easy pops!