Tommy Tiny Lister, former wrestler and actor has passed away at the age of 62. On Thursday afternoon, Cindy Cowan (Lister’s manager) said that Tommy Lister was found faint in the house in Marina Del Rey, Calif. At that time, he was confirmed dead.
The medical examiner’s office is examining, but the exact death reason is still not revealed. In the start of this year, Lister tested positive for Coronavirus, Cindy Cowan explained that he got ill once again about a week back and Lister was facing severe trouble breathing.
Cindy Cowan described that Tommy Lister was a gentle giant and had a smile as broad as you can imagine. Cowan continued that he is going to be missed by many people, and they are all devastated.
Lister emerged by his wrestling career
Tommy Lister came up with a wrestling career, and he featured six feet five inches with wide shoulders having 275 pounds. Moreover, Lister’s initial career included HBO soccer series’ 1st and Ten’ and also appeared in ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ which featured Eddie Murphy, and ‘No Holds Barred,’ the movie in 1989 where Zeus (his character) challenged Hulk Hogan in the wrestling competition.
‘Friday’ movie that was released in 1995 in which Tommy Lister played the scary Deebo, the most notable role, and he even repeated the same role in the ‘Next Friday’ that was released in 2002. Moreover, Tommy Lister’s character became popular for his infamous phrase ‘Get knocked out like your father used to.’
The movies ‘Friday’ also featured John Witherspoon and IceCube and the franchise even saw Regina King, Nia Long and Mike Epps appear in many films.
On Instagram, on Thursday night, Ice Cube said that RIP Tiny Deebo Lister. He continued that the United States’ favorite bully was a born performer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat frightening Americans on and off-screen. Furthermore, Ice Cube said that followed by a big smile and laugh and thank you for being a good fella at heart and he (Ice Cube) misses him already.
Tommy Lister even appeared in ‘The Dark Knight’ ‘The Fifth Element’ and ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember.’