Tom “Tiny” Lister Jr, one of the culture’s most beloved movie villians has passed away.
According to reports, paramedics were called to Lister’s apartment in Marina Del Rey, California earlier today (December 10th). Unfortunately, the 6’5 actor was dead when paramedics arrived.
The family has not released the cause of death for the 62-year-old famed actor, who rose to national prominence as the tough guy in Ice Cube’s franchise “Friday.” His character “Deebo” became so iconic in the culture, that the word “Deebo’d” basically became a verb (for the unaware like basically getting beat up or “punked” so the speak.
In addition to scaring Chris Tucker in “Friday” and the sequel “Next Friday,” Tiny Lister starred in Ice Cube’s directorial debut, “The Players Club.” Tiny also had roles in blockbusters like “Austin Powers in Goldmember” which also starred Beyonce Knowles, and “Jackie Brown,” which starred Robert DeNiro.
Our prayers go out to Lister’s friends and family at this time. Alexa, turn on Friday.