Friday actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister is dead


Hollywood star actor Tommy Lister has passed on, he was aged 62.

He was known for playing intimidating, tough-guy roles in movies.

According to TMZ, Law enforcement sources tell us they got a call to the actor’s Marina Del Rey apartment Thursday, just before 3 PM, for an unconscious male. Our sources say Tommy was not transported to the hospital, as he was pronounced dead on the scene.

The outlet added that the cause of Lister’s death has yet to be revealed.

Lister acted in a number of different movies throughout his career, but he’s mostly known for his iconic role as Deebo in Friday and its sequel Next Friday. In those films, he played a bully. However, many who met Lister in real life said that he was the complete opposite.

The 6’5 actor ironically nicknamed  “Tiny” was said to be a gentle soul, “Along with acting, Tommy had 2 short pro wrestling stints, and starred alongside Hulk Hogan and also as the bad guy Zeus in the 1989 film, ‘No Holds Barred,’” TMZ reports.

Lister also appeared in other movies such as The Fifth Element, The Dark Knight, and voiced a character in the animated film Zootopia.

May his soul rest in peace.