John Witherspoon‘s funeral service was held on Tuesday in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry showed up strong to celebrate the life of the legendary comedian and actor.
The service was officiated by Pastor Marvin Winans and there were a number of speakers including Cedric The Entertainer, David Letterman, Angela Gibbs, Bill Bellamy, George Wallace, Ice Cube, and Shawn Wayans.
Shawn recalled the first time he saw “Pops” in Hollywood Shuffle and “fell in love” with his talent and knew he had to “meet him one day.”
He went on to talk about working with John Witherspoon on “The Wayans Bros.”
Watch Shawn’s remarks below.
Ice Cube, who made the classic Friday films with John Witherspoon, also spoke about the moment he knew he wanted legendary comedian and actor to play his father in the film.
Oh, and peep the Paul Mooney shade…?
Many other stars took to social media to share their photos and tributes following the service.
See a few posts below.
Rest in paradise, Pops.