It’s a sad moment in the entertainment industry right now as Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr., the giant, actor who rose to fame through his portrayal of neighborhood bully Deebo in the cult classic movie “Friday,” has died. He was 62 years old.
Lister, known equally for both his famous grimace as well as his infectious smile, was reportedly found dead Thursday in his apartment in Marina Del Rey, California.
There was no cause of death immediately reported.
Condolences were pouring in across social media expressing sorrow at the unexpected loss of an iconic figure to so many people who grew up watching Lister on the big and small screens.
May his gentle soul Rest In Peace