Tommy “Tiny” Lister who was a star in the Friday franchise and is a former WWE superstar, has reportedly died at the age of 62.
Sources tell TMZ the actor was found unconscious Thursday in his Los Angeles area apartment. He was declared dead at the scene, and officials have yet to determine a cause of death.
Lister — who stood 6 feet, 5 inches tall — started his career as a wrestler before moving on to films. His early roles included “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “No Holds Barred” and the HBO football series “1st & Ten.”
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
Ah “Zeus” terrified me when I was little . Loved No Holds Barred . Shame
— Eric Monroe (@mmkoch200) December 11, 2020
RIP Tiny Lister, aka Deebo, aka Zeus, aka President Lindberg, aka Winston the bail bondsman. One of the greatest movie villains of all time. Without saying a word, his scowl and sneer sent everyone into hiding. No one ever ever looked more terrifying in a Pendleton. What a legend pic.twitter.com/O9EbQHki5k
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) December 11, 2020
According to TMZ, ‘Friday’ Star Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister has been found dead at age 62.
He was an amazing man. We send our condolences to his family, friends and fans. 💔 pic.twitter.com/fFS0sbSjla
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) December 11, 2020
Rip Thomas Tiny Lister, known in the WWE as Zeus. Another one gone it’s sad to see 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/uejimnMvMX
— Kevin (@BonafideHeat) December 11, 2020
Ahhhhhh man! Rest in Peace to Tommy "Tiny" Lister aka Deebo. He unfortunately passed away at 62. 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/x8qrnf0IPN
— GDE (@GlobalDanceGDE) December 11, 2020
2020 just did what Craig, a brick, and prison couldn’t do
Rip Tiny Lister Aka Deebo pic.twitter.com/cnlpeictJi
— Khairy (@OMGItsKhairy_) December 11, 2020
Rest easy, Tiny Lister. As a wide-eyed child, I found his ferocious “Zeus” character in the WWF terrifying and amazing. pic.twitter.com/uOtHVov7oc
— “The Devil Himself” Johnny Taylor (@hipsterocracy) December 11, 2020