Ice Cube, Chris Tucker and David Letterman were in attendance.
Comedians Aminah Imani, Lil Rel, Roy Wood Jr. and more reflect on John Witherspoon's lasting impact on the Black community and beyond.
John Witherspoon had a prosperous film and TV career, but he was also beloved by the hip-hop community.
"You can eat this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday."
Artists within the hip-hop community also offered their condolences.
Regina King and DJ Pooh were among those posting messages in his honor.