Hollywood heavyweight Ice Cube knows how much Next Friday means to the culture. The hip-hop veteran has acknowledged the cult classic’s 20-year anniversary.

Big Facts: On Tuesday, Cube hit up Instagram to salute the special date with a shot of late Friday star John Witherspoon.

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20 years since Next Friday. Miss you Pops.

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On A Related Note: In October 2019, everyone from G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks to Next Friday actor Michael Blackson reacted to Witherspoon’s unexpected death.

Wait, There’s More: Hours prior, Witherspoon’s Twitter page announced his unexpected death.

Before You Go: Over the past few decades, John made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian and starring in the Friday franchise, “Wayans Brothers” and “The Boondocks” TV series.

Witherspoon was perhaps best known for his role as Ice Cube’s grumpy dad in the 1995 breakout hit Friday. He also appeared in the sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next, and was expected to reprise his role in the long-gestating final installment of the franchise titled Last Friday. Witherspoon also voiced Gramps on the cult animated series The Boondocks. (Deadline)