On Thursday, the world lost Tommy ”Tiny” Lister.
Tommy “Tiny” Lister, best known for his role as #Deebo in Ice Cube’s “Friday” films, passed away on Thursday.
He was 62. Lister was reportedly found unconscious in his Marina Del Rey home on Thursday afternoon.
2020 keeps hitting us where it hurts. pic.twitter.com/hCEb2p1qzL
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeague) December 11, 2020
The actor, who famously played the character of Deebo in the ”Friday” movie franchise, was found dead in his Marina Del Rey apartment in Los Angeles.
RIP to Thomas “Tiny” Lister. Better known to wrestling fans as Zeus and the movie No Holds Barred. Another huge role he was known for was Deebo from the Friday series of movies. RIP sir. #TinyLister pic.twitter.com/qzYCvmMuxZ
— WrestlingFigGuy (@WrestlingFigGuy) December 11, 2020
The actor and wrestler, born, Thomas Lister Jr., experienced COVID-19 symptoms, his manager told CNN.
— OE Lopez (@Owee_Wan_Kenobi) December 11, 2020
Lister has been an intimidating presence, standing 6’5, on camera since the eighties. He played alongside Hulk Hogan as ”Zeus” in the 1989 film ”No Holds Barred” and has had many roles before his cult like status as Deebo.
— BET (@BET) December 11, 2020
Always looking for a come up and owning a huge chip on his shoulder regarding everyone else’s possession’s, Deebo made you think twice about riding your bike.
— Pharaoh_AC 🤴🏿🇯🇲 (@Rastarr__) December 11, 2020
Deebo was our beloved antagonist, a character that we couldn’t help but love for his raw and aggressive sense of entitlement.
It is a loss that will be felt for generations to come as ”Tiny” has always felt omnipresent in pop culture. His schtick never got old and he was a Hollywood legend for being a revered play bully.
RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister. America’s favorite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat terrifying people on and off camera. Followed by a big smile and laugh. Thank you for being a good dude at heart. I miss you already. pic.twitter.com/jIl8yEZU9c
— Ice Cube (@icecube) December 11, 2020
He seemingly never broke character until a loving smile crept across his face revealing him enjoying the revelry of his delivery.
He was the diesel uncle you never asked for and the big homie you hated to surprise you. But we loved collectively for always bringing that same energy.
Reat in Power to Tommy ”Tiny” Lister, the bully we never knew we needed until he played one for us all.