Tommy “Tiny” Lister — well-known for enjoying intimidating, however lovable powerful guys in movies like “Friday” — has died … TMZ has discovered.
Legislation enforcement sources inform us they acquired a name to the actor’s Marina Del Rey residence Thursday, simply earlier than 3 PM, for an unconscious male. Our sources say Tommy was not transported to the hospital, as he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
We’re instructed the coroner is on the residence, however there isn’t any phrase but on a explanation for loss of life.
Although “Tiny” started touchdown his bullying dangerous man roles within the ’80s, he is most well-known for his hilarious flip as Deebo in “Friday” and the sequel, “Subsequent Friday.”
He additionally performed President Lindberg within the sci-fi motion movie, “The Fifth Ingredient,” and extra lately appeared within the field workplace smash hit, “The Darkish Knight.” He voiced the character Finnick in “Zootopia” as effectively.
Together with performing, Tommy had 2 quick professional wrestling stints, and starred alongside Hulk Hogan — because the dangerous man, Zeus, in fact — within the 1989 movie, “No Holds Barred.”
Oh, and if ya did not know, his nickname is pure irony … “Tiny” was 6’5″.
After we final noticed him out and about, “Tiny” could not have been nicer … speaking to us about one other Deebo at present enjoying within the NFL, and shelling out some new “Friday” data.
Earlier this 12 months, Lister used his bullying powers for the better good … getting phrase out to assist grieving households — and some months earlier than that, he was warning children to remain inside in the course of the early days of the pandemic.