In news that’s sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, it’s been confirmed Tommy “Tiny” Lister – the former pro wrestler/actor best known for his role as “Deebo” in the popular “Friday” franchise (starring Ice Cube) – has died at age 62.
“[Lister] famous for playing intimidating, but lovable tough guys in films like “Friday” (he also played President Lindberg in the sci-fi action film, “The Fifth Element,” and more recently appeared in the box office smash hit, “The Dark Knight.” He voiced the character Finnick in “Zootopia” as wel) .– has died …
Law enforcement sources tell [TMZ] they got a call to the actor’s Marina Del Rey apartment Thursday, just before 3 PM, for an unconscious male. Our sources say Tommy was not transported to the hospital, as he was pronounced dead on the scene.
[As of time reported], no word yet on a cause of death.”