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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

John Witherspoon's Celebration of Life Draws Celebrities

The late comedian John Witherspoon’s celebration of life was held yesterday in L.A. in front of a huge gathering of friends, family and celebrities. 

David Letterman commenced the celebration. Ice Cube was one of several speakers and he said he enjoyed the hell outta John for as long as he could remember.

Some other celebrity guest speakers included Cedric the Entertainer, George Wallace, Angela Gibbs and Bill Bellamy. Regina King couldn't make it but she did send along a video message that was played on the big screen.

Guests at the celebration of life received a program and the back-page included one of his most famous lines from "Boomerang" ... "BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!”

Witherspoon died suddenly last week after he went into cardiac arrest at his home in Sherman Oaks, California.

The Witherspoon family's asking that 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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