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Actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Best Known as ‘Deebo’ in ‘Friday’ Franchise, Dead at 62

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Breaking news as it’s been reported ‘Friday’ co star Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister has died today at age 62.

Via TMZ

Tommy “Tiny” Lister — famous for playing intimidating, but lovable tough guys in films like “Friday” — has died … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us 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.

We’re told the coroner is at the home, but there’s no word yet on a cause of death.

Though “Tiny” began landing his bullying bad guy roles in the ’80s, he’s most famous for his hilarious turn as Deebo in “Friday” and the sequel, “Next 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 well.

Along with acting, Tommy had 2 short pro wrestling stints, and starred alongside Hulk Hogan — as the bad guy, Zeus, of course — in the 1989 film, “No Holds Barred.”

Oh, and if ya didn’t know, his nickname is pure irony … “Tiny” was 6’5″.

May he Rest In Peace. Condolences to his family.

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