It has been reported today that the beloved actor and wrestler, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, has sadly died at the age of sixty-two.
Here's what we know...
The shocking news has devastated fans of the star...And hundreds have posted tributes while remembering his best performances.
@GrapeRipple Damn 2020...I will be watching Friday tomorrow.— JT (@JT)1607653715.0
@RanesHook @BulletproofPod @baker_johnnie @DocJohn90 @SpruceYelverton @TrashCanDanpt3 @WorldFilmGeek @bonkersasscin… https://t.co/zfcmwp1Lb6— @robopulp (@@robopulp)1607659613.0
@breakfastclubam Damn 2020 just won’t stop RIP tiny— Milano Sad Face (@Milano Sad Face)1607654498.0
@thhgurutv My man will be quoted for generations to come. RIP Deebo— Don Juan Dojah (@Don Juan Dojah)1607677385.0
@mefeater I remember he first started as Zeus in that Hulk Hogan movie. Damn, I was just talking about his career. Rest easy— Rex Feral (@Rex Feral)1607654031.0
rest in peace legend #tommylister https://t.co/fRfS0NPy09— net30noire (@net30noire)1607656498.0
Lister was known for his variety of performances, but his towering 6'5 height made him even more memorable...
But his manager, Cindy Cowen, called him "a gentle giant" with "a smile as broad as you could imagine."
Alright now don’t be bullying people in heaven too 🤣💪🏿. Deebo : you ain't gonna fight me because your nothing but a… https://t.co/N35fxuZUfq— GorgeouslyNel (@GorgeouslyNel)1607652442.0
He was known best for his performance in the 1995 comedy Friday, where he played Deebo...
A neighbor of the main characters who ended up making his mark on the film.
His character became more than just a person, but became an action. No one ever wanted to be Deebo'd. #RIP Tommy L… https://t.co/jDIwk0KLxI— ccede (@ccede)1607653809.0
He also appeared as a prisoner in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight.
Lister’s other notable roles include The Fifth Element (1997), Little Nicky (2000), and Austin Powers in Goldmember (20020).
Sad news for us cult cinephiles: brawny man of action (and comedy) #Tommylister has passed away. RIP https://t.co/aDAwYOmkjs— Cesare Augusto (@Cesare Augusto)1607658818.0
Cowan announced the tragic news...
Telling TMZ that he had been found unconscious in his California home on Thursday, December 10th. She said: "He was a wonderful guy with a heart of gold. Everyone loved him. A real gentle giant. We're all devastated."
Y’all loved him in Friday, I loved him in The Fifth Element. 🥺😢 rest in power #TommyLister https://t.co/HJlbTRrqre— ♓️ Von 🍇 Justice for Breonna Taylor (@♓️ Von 🍇 Justice for Breonna Taylor)1607653548.0
Lister had been diagnosed with Covid-19 earlier this year...
He recovered, but Cowan admitted he had trouble breathing after becoming sick just a week ago. He was found dead at the scene. His cause of death isn't yet known. Rest in Peace.
RIP Tommy "Tiny" Lister. Our condolences & love go out to his family and friends tonight ❤🙏🏾 #DEEBO https://t.co/NUjBgqsOWX— The Breakfast Club (@The Breakfast Club)1607652135.0