Beloved Friday Star Deebo; Tommy “Tiny” Lister Dead at 62

Beloved Friday Star Deebo; Tommy "Tiny" Lister Dead at 62

Beloved Friday Star Deebo; Tommy “Tiny” Lister Dead at 62!

Tommy “Tiny” Lister best known as Deebo in the Friday franchise has died at the age of 62 on Thursday, according to his manager Cindy Cowan. Read on for FULL details regarding Friday star Deebo dead… was notified early this morning around 1 am PST that actor and professional wrestler Tommy “Tiny” Lister died just days after he displayed symptoms of COVID-19.

According to reports Law enforcement was called to the scene of Lister’s Marina Del Ray, California, a residence just before 3 p.m. on Thursday after there was a call regarding an unconscious male.

What Happened To Tommy “Tiny” Lister aka Deebo:

The unconscious male was Tommy “Tiny” Lister aka Deebo from the Friday franchise.

The actor had been working on a film but had to cancel the shooting as a result of feeling ill.

Lister wasn’t transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has yet to reveal a cause of death for the 6-foot-5 entertainer.

Lister also appeared in several high-profile movies including “The Dark Knight,” “The Fifth Element” and “Zootopia.” Lister played President Lindberg in “The Fifth Element” but will perhaps best be remembered on the big screen as Deebo in the “Friday” film series. One of Lister’s co-stars, Ice Cube, took to Twitter to remember the entertainer shortly after his death was announced.

Before Tiny Lister Became Deebo:

Before his claim to fame as Deebo, Lister appeared in the 1989 wrestling film “No Holds Barred,” which was actually financed by the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He starred as Zeus, who was the nemesis of Hulk Hogan in the film.

Following the film, Lister took the gimmick into the WWF and was billed as “Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine.” As part of a storyline, Lister wanted to defeat Hogan in the ring since Hogan’s character came out victorious in the movie.

Before his entertainment career, Lister was the 1982 NCAA Division II shot put champion at Cal State Los Angeles. Shortly after college, Lister played for the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football League but was cut after just two exhibition games and decided to pursue acting. – CBS

Tiny’s final post came three days ago: