Actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister, fame for his role as Deebo on cult classic movie Friday has passed away. He was 62.
TMZ reports that law enforcement was summoned to Lister’s apartment in Marina Del Rey on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10), shortly before 3 PM. Reportedly the call was for an unconscious male.
Unfortunately, Lister was pronounced dead at the scene.
It goes without saying that the Hip-Hop world is reeling from his untimely passing. Besides playing the bully of the hood Deebo in Friday and Next Friday, the 6′ 5″ actor had roles in a multitude of films that include The Fifth Element, The Players Club and The Wash as well as television credits that include The Jamie Foxx Show and Martin.
Ice Cube took to Twitter to salute his fallen friend and co-star. “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,” wrote Cube. “Followed by a big smile and laugh. Thank you for being a good dude at heart. I miss you already.”
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
Check out some of the numerous homages being paid to Deebo below.
Rest in power Tommy “Tiny” Lister.
— The Dude (@BigStopes) December 11, 2020
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) December 11, 2020
We all knew Tiny Lister as Deebo, but he was one of the coolest dudes on the planet, always showed loved to everyone in LA. RIP Legend. pic.twitter.com/24MJCDjnxI— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) December 11, 2020
RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister! pic.twitter.com/CNSiQRy5Ar— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) December 11, 2020
When Smokey and Deebo reunited. Loved every second of it! 🤣😇— NEED PROMO? DM ME! ➐ (@iamjustingreene) December 11, 2020
RIP DEEBO, YOU WILL BE MISSED! pic.twitter.com/gDbRTZeyUx
One of the nicest bullies we've come across. RIP Deebo 🙏— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 11, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lister family. pic.twitter.com/6dDdHTOpQa