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Not only did the late John Witherspoon love to laugh and make others laugh, but he also loved food and cooking.

A day before the actor and comedian died, he shared a hilarious new cooking video on his comedic YouTube show Cooking For Poor People. During the episode that was uploaded on Monday, (Oct. 28), Witherspoon gave a demonstration on how to cook Poor Man’s Gumbo.

In the midst of showing off his cooking skills, Witherspoon interjected with commentary on current events such as President Donald Trump’s wall-building initiative, how R. Kelly and Bill Cosby are currently in jail despite OJ Simpson being free, and the former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger’s killing of her neighbor.

“Somebody build Mr. Trump a wall. I’m so sick of this s—. Everybody wants a wall to stop all the Mexicans. Give ’em a wall,” Witherspoon said, while waiting for his rice to cook. “I had a wall built at my house about 2 weeks ago. I started to call the White House [and say,] ‘Tell Trump to come and watch this wall being built!'” The episode of Witherspoon’s was his first after a year-long hiatus.

Witherspoon died at the age of 77 on Tuesday (Oct. 29) at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, as CNN reports.

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