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Marlon Wayans Shares Throwback Photo on Instagram Taken With Late 'Friday' Actor John Witherspoon

Stephen Thompson
Apr 05, 2020
07:30 A.M.

Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans went back memory lane with his latest post on Instagram by sharing a picture of himself, his brother, Shawn, and the late legendary actor, John Witherspoon.

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Marlon Wayans paid a glowing tribute to the late actor John Witherspoon by posting a throwback picture featuring the legendary actor, himself and his brother, Shawn Wayans, which he captioned:

"Missing you @johnnywitherspoon since you've been gone, the whole world done shifted… what you saying to God?! Shhh [emoji] don't tell nobody."

 Marlon Wayans is seen leaving Fox 29's 'Good Day' at FOX 29 Studios on November 22, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Marlon Wayans is seen leaving Fox 29's 'Good Day' at FOX 29 Studios on November 22, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Marlon and Shawn starred with John Witherspoon on the hit television sitcom, "The Wayan Brothers," which aired on Warner Bros from 1995 to 1999.

The series told the story of two brothers, Shawn and Marlon, and their dysfunctional father, John, played by Witherspoon as they navigate through their daily activities and struggles.

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John Witherspoon died on October 22, 2019, at the age of 77, bringing an end to the great life of one of America's greatest actors and comedians, an occurrence that brought tears to many in Hollywood.

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Many of those who saw Witherspoon as a father figure have become stars in their own right, and on hearing about the death of the icon, paid him their last respects.

One of the late actor's most exceptional qualities was knowing how to infuse comic relief into many of his roles as a frustrated father and loved his job so much that he kept working until his death.

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The reputation the late actor got from his many roles as a father, especially after his portrayal of John Williams in "The Wayans Brothers," earned him the nickname "Pops," which stuck until his sudden death at his home.

The legendary actor died a day after he released a new video on his YouTube series, "Cooking for Poor People." His family confirmed his death in a statement they made to "Deadline."

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In another post on Twitter via Witherspoon's account, they also described him as a legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to those who watched him over the years.

Many of those who saw Witherspoon as a father figure have become stars in their own right, and on hearing about the death of the icon, paid him their last respects.

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Ice-Cube, who starred alongside the legend in the 1995 film, "Friday" and some other movies, said he was devastated over his death, adding that life wouldn't be funny without the actor.

There was another tributary message from Regina King, who described Witherspoon as her comedic inspiration, wished that he should rest in peace. At the same time, other stars also penned down their tributes to the comic legend.

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