Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former wrestler who was recognized for his Deebo character within the “Friday” movies, has died. He was 62.
Lister’s supervisor, Cindy Cowan, stated Lister was discovered unconscious in his house in Marina Del Rey, California, on Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced useless on the scene.
Deputies responded to the 4100 block of Through Marina in Marina Del Rey for a welfare name, in keeping with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Division.
Cowan stated Lister was recognized with COVID-19 earlier this 12 months. She stated the actor overcame the virus, however he turned sick a couple of week in the past and lately had hassle respiratory.
The reason for demise has not been launched, and the coroner’s workplace is investigating.
“He was a mild large,” Cowan stated. “He had a smile as broad as you could possibly think about. He will be missed by so many. We’re all devastated.”
Tommy Tiny Lister began his profession as a wrestler, standing 6-foot-5 with broad shoulders at about 275 kilos. His early roles included HBO soccer sequence “1st & Ten” together with appearances in “Beverly Hills Cop II,” which starred Eddie Murphy, and “No Holds Barred,” the 1989 movie the place his character Zeus challenged Hulk Hogan in a wrestling match.
Nevertheless, Lister’s most notable function got here within the 1995 movie “Friday” and its sequel 5 years later. He portrayed the function of Deebo, a felon who was generally known as the neighborhood bully that terrorized his neighbors with intimidation and concern. His character was recognized for his notorious line “Get knocked out like your father used to.”
Tommy Tiny Lister additionally appeared in “The Fifth Aspect,” “The Darkish Knight” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
“RIP Tommy Tiny Lister “Deebo” Lister,” Ice Dice stated Thursday night time on Instagram. “America’s favourite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character on the drop of a hat terrifying folks on and off digital camera. Adopted by an enormous smile and snort. Thanks for being an excellent dude at coronary heart. I miss you already.”
RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister. America’s favourite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character on the drop of a hat terrifying folks on and off digital camera. Adopted by an enormous smile and snort. Thanks for being an excellent dude at coronary heart. I miss you already. pic.twitter.com/jIl8yEZU9c
— Ice Dice (@icecube) December 11, 2020