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Marlon Wayans Explains Why He Couldn’t Attend John Witherspoon’s Funeral: ‘I’m Broken Up About It’

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*Marlon Wayans took to social media to express how broken up he is about not being able to attend John Witherspoon’s funeral service due to work commitments. 

Witherspoon’s service was held Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, gossiponthis.com reports. 

Wayans is currently filming the Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” in New York City, which prevented the actor from attending.

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Marlon wrote on Instagram:

“Can’t make your send off Pops… I’m broken up about it. Unfortunately, have to work. I know you would tell me ‘mahlon, go get that PAPER! You better go get them keys see… you got a comedy key, a sitcom key, a movie key, a stand up key … now go get that drama key … now you gonna unlock all that PAPER.”

“I’ll always hear you. I’m glad every time we said goodbye it was always with a fatherly hug and kiss. So that’s the goodbye I’ll leave it with. #ripPOPS @johnnywitherspoon playing some Johnny Mathis ‘chances are’ in your honour.”

Wayans and Witherspoon starred together for five seasons on the comedy series “The Wayans Bros.”, which ran from 1995 and 1999.

John Witherspoon died at his home in Sherman Oaks, California on Oct. 29. His cause of death still hasn’t been revealed. The was 77. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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