The famous American comedian and actor Kevin Hart has announced that his father Henry Robert Witherspoon passed away recently. Read on to know how did Henry Robert Witherspoon die, what happened to him, and what was his cause of death.
Kevin Hart shared an emotional tribute post on Instagram this Thursday with a beautiful picture of him and his father Henry Witherspoon. Prayers and wishes have been coming the comedian’s way ever since he made the unfortunate news public.
Kevin Hart Mourns the Loss of His Father, Henry Robert Witherspoon
Kevin Hart announced his father Henry Robert Witherspoon’s death via social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram. The tribute featured the picture of two standing together in a corridor outside their home.
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The caption shared heartbreaking details:
“RIP to one of the realest & rawest to ever do it…Love you dad,” Hart captioned a slideshow of photos showing himself with his dad and his family from different happy moments over the years.
“Gone but never forgotten….Give mom a hug for me,” Hart continued. “Y’all did good man. Thank you for everything.”
“I’m a better father because of you 😢💪🏾🙏🏾 We will all make you proud….”
Kevin Hart Previously Put Light on His Relation with his Father
Hart previously discussed his relationship with his father, Henry Robert Witherspoon, on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where revealed how their relationship was once-troubled but they went on to mend bridges and repair it.
Hart went on to reveal that he loved and appreciated his father for everything and learned to be a better dad through his mistakes.
“My kids actually think I’m the coolest dad on the planet … I know why I am the way that I am, my dad has a lot to do with that — the mistakes that my dad made, you know, the decisions to do drugs, being in and out of jail, in and out of our lives. I saw firsthand what not being present did and because of that, I now know what being present means,” Hart stated.
“I know what that can do, I know what effect it can have on your child coming up.”
“Now, I was strong enough to deal with it coming up because I have a different attitude, I’m a positive guy,” he said of his difficult childhood. “I choose to go positive instead of negative a lot and because of that, my relationship with my dad is amazing now! And my dad understands how I feel and how I look at things, and now my dad is focusing on being the best grandparent that he possibly can.”
Who was Henry Robert Witherspoon?
Henry Robert Witherspoon was the father of widely popular stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart. He was a United States resident who got recognition due to his son’s wonders on the screen. He always chose to keep his life private and away from the cameras.
Henry Witherspoon has had a tough past according to some reports. He was known to have addiction and struggled with drug and alcoholo abuse. However, he moved to a better path later in life and repaired his relationship with his son, Kevin.
What was the cause of Henry Robert Witherspoon’s death?
The exact cause of Kevin Hart’s father Henry Robert Witherspoon’s death is unknown at the time of writing. The comedian didn’t share the exact circumstances or cause surrounding his father’s death. Netizens are speculating that he passed away of natural causes.
We’ll try to get in touch with his representatives later to figure out more details about the same. For now, we shall offer the man to have his private time.
The funeral arrangements for Witherspoon are pending at this time. We’ll keep you posted once more information is released. Our deepest condolences go out to Kevin Hart and his family.
Fans have been sending wishes and prayers for Kevin and his father in these tough times.