The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department stated that friends and business associates of Tommy Lister became worried on Thursday when they hadn’t made contact with Lister since Wednesday night. The Sheriff’s deputies performed a welfare check in his apartment and found him deceased.
Cops do believe that the death was of natural causes but an autopsy will be performed to assertain the cause of death.
Tommy Lister , a Hollywood veteran is best known for his role as Deebo in the hit comedy Friday starring Chris Tucker, Ice Cube and more. Through his Hollywood career he played roles that showcased his touch physique and demeanor and even sometimes his comic relief and timing.
Friends and celebrities paid tribute to Lister on Social media.
Actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister has died at age 62. His manager says the former wrestler who played the bully Deebo in the "Friday" films was found unconscious at home. Ice Cube called him "a born entertainer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat."https://t.co/CrxiqRXHT4— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) December 11, 2020
RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister. America’s favorite bully was a born entertainer who would pop into character at the drop of a hat terrifying people on and off camera. Followed by a big smile and laugh. Thank you for being a good dude at heart. I miss you already. pic.twitter.com/jIl8yEZU9c— Ice Cube (@icecube) December 11, 2020