John Witherspoon

Comedy veteran and actor John Witherspoon was dealing with several heart-related ailments when he suffered his fatal heart attack two weeks ago.

TMZ obtained a copy of Witherspoon’s death certificate which says he was battling coronary artery disease. It also says he had hypertension, although that's not listed as a direct cause of the heart attack.

Witherspoon passed away on October 29 at his home in Sherman Oaks California.

Dispatch audio obtained by TMZ, an EMT professional requests a rescue for an unconscious man – saying that the man is under cardiac arrest and CPR was in progress.

Sources: TMZ.com, Instagram.com, People.com, Dateline.com, The Wendy Williams Show

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