It is not confirmed what happen, but John Witherspoon died October 30, 2019 at the age of 77. He is known for his roles in the Friday movies, Boomerang, The Waynes Bros. Check out a few of Pops famous lines from black culture. John “Pops” Witherspoon you will defintely be miss. Thank us for teaching us how to “coordinate” and “Shhhhh don’t tell no body” .