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John Witherspoon Laid to Rest With Star-Studded Celebration of Life in Hollywood


John Witherspoon’s household and buddies gathered in Hollywood Tuesday (Nov. 5) to have fun his life and to say goodbye one final time.

Photos and video footage obtained by TMZ present the late comic’s open-casket memorial service that was held in Los Angeles and attended by a quantity of celebs.

Witherspoon’s longtime good friend David Letterman commenced the service, which was adopted by touching tributes from a quantity of John’s different Hollywood buddies, like Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, George Wallace, Shawn Wayans (who additionally crammed in for his brother Marlon who couldn’t make it), and extra.

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Shanice opened the service with a rendition of “Don’t Cry for Me” whereas Chante Moore closed issues out with “Ribbon the in Sky.” Pastor Marvin Winans gave the Eulogy.

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Regina King, who starred alongside John in The Boondocks because the voices of his TV grandsons Huey and Riley Freeman, wasn’t in a position to attend, however she did ship a video message that was performed on the large display, TMZ reported.

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Guests on the service additionally obtained a colourful program with images of John and his family and friends. The again of the booklet even included one of his most iconic strains from Boomerang and The Wayans Bros … “BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!”

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John Witherspoon died at 77 years previous Tuesday (Oct. 29) after going into cardiac arrest at his house in Sherman Oaks, California.

His household is asking in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Actors Fund or the Angela and John Witherspoon Family Foundation for the Arts.




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