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.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr. has passed away. He was a longtime member at West Angeles Church – one who we loved dearly. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/Wmi3cVGJukAds— Bishop Charles Blake (@BishopCEBlake) December 11, 2020
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.”