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John Witherspoon Victim of Death Hoax

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By Daniel Gates

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John Witherspoon is the victim of a death hoax.

The actor and comedian’s name began trending on Twitter late Thursday, leading to an “RIP John Witherspoon” topic that spawned thousands of messages mourning his supposed death.

It is 100% false.

Witherspoon is NOT dead.

The 70-year-old veteran of “The Wayans Brothers” sitcom and the Friday movies is alive and well.

As has happened with celebrities ranging from Mariah Carey to Taylor Swift this summer, a social media rumor got out of hand and falsely “killed” Witherspoon.

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