Ice Cube has paid tribute to John Witherspoon who has died at the age of 77.
The rapper had starred alongside the titan comic in the Friday franchise was saw Cube progress into acting over music.
Witherspoon was also known for roles in Hollywood Shuffle and Black Jesus.
Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, took to Twitter to pay his respects to the legend.
He wrote: “I’m devastated over the passing of John Witherspoon. Life won’t be as funny without him.”
Witherspoon’s son, JD, wrote on to Instagram: “So…my Dad died today & honestly I’m not sure how to feel. I’m sad, but I’m also happy 4 all the great times we had together.
“We’d roast each other like homies more than Father & Son, and I really loved that about us. In all seriousness I work as hard as I do thanks to seeing Him grind for literally 77years of his life, and I’m damn proud to be his son.
“If I have even half the career & impact he has had on people I’ll be very happy. His legacy will live on through me, my family, his friends, and everyone else who was touched by him here on earth.
“He was my best friend & my Hero. I Love U Dad…I’ll miss u. – J.D.”
Marlon Wayans also paid his respects, saying: “I’m sad. Broken. Hurt.. yet extremely grateful to God that i got to spend 5 years of my life working with one of the funniest sweetest wisest humblest loving man
“@johnnywitherspoon you were my tv dad and my mentor and my friend. I miss you already. Something don’t feel right. This is heavy on my heart.”
So, so heartbreaking. Rest easy, big guy.