John Witherspoon was dealing with several heart-related diseases when he suffered his fatal heart attack … according to his death certificate.
TMZ received the document saying that the beloved actor was battling coronary artery disease. It also says he had high blood pressure, although it is not listed as a direct cause of the heart attack … but it really didn't help his ability to survive it.
As we reported, John died October 29 at home in Sherman Oaks, California. death certificate shows his time of death at 17:30.
We sent broadcast sounds from John's death … and you can hear the sender request rescue for an unconscious man and say he is under cardiac arrest and CPR was going on.
It wasn't long before the sender said that the man had died and interrupted the rescue.
His family announced the sudden saying, "It is with deep sadness we have to tweet this, but our husband & father John Witherspoon has passed away."
The statement continued, "He was a legend in the entertainment industry, and a father figure to all who watched him over the years. We love you" POPS "forever & forever."
John was of course a legendary comedian and actor who had TONS of TV and movie credits to his name. The Most Notable … John played Willie Jones, father of Ice Cube 's character, Craig, in all "Friday" movies. "He was also simply Pops on" The Wayans Bros. " He was 77 years old.