Friday thespian Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who entertained us as ‘Deebo,’ is dead at 62.

Tommy Lister found dead/Photo: YouTube

Friday star Deebo found ‘deceased.’ 

Blog King, Mass Appeal

LOS ANGELES — Tommy “Tiny” Lister has migrated to that big movie studio in the sky. The muscle-bound thespian, best known for his ruffian role as “Deebo” in Ice Cube’s “Friday” film franchise, was found dead inside his Los Angeles apartment on Thursday. He was 62. Officials with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said Tiny died of natural causes. But many are speculating he perished from coronavirus. Concerned friends called authorities around 3 p.m. and asked them to effectuate a welfare check. That’s when deputies entered Tiny’s Marina Del Rey residence and made the tragic discovery.

The big fella, who was born blind in his right eye, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ice Cube posted a panegyric in honor of the 6’5″ actor, saying, “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.”

In addition to his Deebo dramatis personae, Tiny played President Lindberg in Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi adventure “The Fifth Element.” The Compton native also voiced the character Finnick in Byron Howard’s animated flick “Zootopia.” Other film credits include “No Holds Barred” and “Armed and Dangerous.”

Damn, they’re droppin’ like flies in Hollywood.

“B.A.P.S.” star Natalie Desselle-Reid died from colon cancer on Tuesday, the same illness that claimed the life of Chadwick Boseman. She was only 53. Tiny’s Friday co-star, John Witherspoon, died from heart disease last year. He was 77. Tiny, a former wrestler, leaves behind a daughter with wife Felicia Forbes.

Word on the street claims he has a son, but it’s not confirmed.

Deebo, RIP.

“What you got on my 40 homie?”

You’re gone but not forgotten.

47 comments

  1. ❤RIP Deebo

  2. Will b so missed “ all around 💛💜

  3. I remember the first time I ever saw him in the movie with John candy armed and dangerous he was a security guard…

  4. OMG! RIP DEEBO♥️🙏🏾

  5. Stevie Critique Newby

    So sad we won’t never see a Last Friday Movie Pop’s dead and now Deebo is gone 💔

  6. 2020 Can’t wait for it to be over.

  7. Wtf. Omg. RIP Tiny 🙏

  8. Jonathan Cineus

    Are you kidding me? 2020’s not making any sense anymore. Seriously.

  9. RIP DEEBO!!!! 🕊

  10. He the first one made me understand what a bully was when i was A jit and iceCUBE made me understand not to be scared OF a bully RIP BROTHER 🙏 FRIDAY

  11. This dude had gangstas in compton scared. Rip homie thnx for the laughs. My momma gave me that chain..

  12. RIP Deebo

    WHAT YOU GOT ON MY 40? …

  13. WHAT CHAIN!?!?!?
    R.I.P. Deebo, Zeus

  14. Alltime Klazzikz

    Daaamn!! Last Week I’ve watched Friday again, love the 90s stuff & the Mentality of the Peepz from da 90s.
    RIP DeeBo.

  15. 2020 taking us all out 2021 i 🙏 is better but i don’t think it will

  16. Moneyman Getmoney

    R.I.P Debo you’ll be missed… I don’t think I want to see a new Friday without you or POPS being in it may both of y’all R.I.P

  17. RIP Deebo the worlds most famous bully

  18. Micah Williams

    Noooooooo
    Rip pops!!!
    Rip deebo!
    We love y’all!

  19. “ you gon’ get involved or Ima knock yo ass out!!”

  20. Don't Get Put In A Spliff

    Damn. Not Deebo

  21. Damn that sucks. The most likeable bad guy ever

  22. Don Hollywood Mack

    🔥🌊🔥🌊🔥🌊🔥🌊🔥🌊🔥🌊
    “REST IN POWER DEBO”!

  23. Everybody passing away this year what the hell is in the water out there?

  24. Cornbread, Earl and Me

    @N Philip: COVID

  25. Jorge Gonzalez

    Didn’t know that he was a wrestler until his passing. RIP champion.

  26. Damn man, another Legend, Rip to Deebo aka Tiny💔💔

  27. TheBestFighter

    The year 2020. Full of Illuminati sacrifices

  28. Rest up a real legend 👊🏿❤️✊🏿🙌🏿every ghetto has a Debo white or black 😂💯💪🏿

  29. We lost 2 legends back to back

    2019: John Witherspoon

    2020: Tiny Lester “Debo”

  30. youknowwhatflav

    All these black celebrities are going so it seems like every December we loose a Icon

  31. Cookin-Wit- Gas

    I just woke up to this. Horrible.

  32. Deebo – 🙏🏿💯❤️ R.I.P BIG DAWG 👊🏿

  33. Friday franchise was my favorite so far
    RIP Thomas Tiny Lister
    1958-2020

  34. Bout to go watch Friday riii now 💯

  35. The only bully that everyone loved, R.I.P bro💔.

  36. Damn 2020 “YEAR HEAVEN NEEDED MORE ANGELS”

  37. A great actor that will be sadly missed, thoughts go out to his friends and family! Will never forget him playing Deebo, such a top quality role! Miss you tiny!

  38. Spark The Fire, Free The Oppressed

    Me & my homie would skip school in 6th grade to steal my big brother weed & watch Friday. R.I.P Deebo!

  39. Bernie Mac ,Deebo, Pop. Wow we will all miss you guys. This is so sad rest in peace Legend.

  40. I normally watch friday every friday, and planned on watching it with my kids but now, i cant. I doesnt feel the same, pops and debo, i feel like my childhood died with them

  41. R.I.P. BERNIE MAC, YVETTE WILSON, JOHN WITHERSPOON, & DEEBO

    FRIDAY Will Never Be The Same😞

  42. 2020 was a bad year for a lot of people, we have to come together as people and always stay prayed up, appreciate your love ones while their here because you don’t know when their time is coming, R.I.P DEEBO a true legend! Gone but never forgotten!

  43. I met Tiny once at Comicon in Charlotte NC! This guy was nothing like the characters he portrayed in the movies! He was very nice, calm, and very respectable to his fans! He took pictures with EVERYONE, signed autographs, and we even had him to say one of his most famous lines in all of the Friday movies…”WHAT YOU GOT ON MY 40 HOMIE” lol! RIP Tiny Lester….aka Debo!!!

  44. I don’t respect ice cube for how he made all that money and under paid tiny and Mr weatherspoon

  45. OHH MAN! I L💞VED HIM EITHER FUNNY OR MEAN… HE MADE THE MOVIE GREAT!
    SENDING L💞VE & PRAYERS🙏2 YOUR FAMILY.
    THANKS 4 THE GREAT MEMORIES… R.I.P. TINY😇

  46. Tiara A Blades

    RIP Deebo Love him 💔😟

  47. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND SOON COMING KING PLEASE COME TO JESUS BEFORE IT IS TO LATE EVERYBODY PLEASE DON’T LET SATAN TAKE YOUR ONLY SOUL TO HELL WITH HIM PRAYER ARE GOING UP
    R.I.P DEBO

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