Tough Guy Actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Dead At 62
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, one of Hollywood's most famous 'tough guys', has passed away.
According to TMZ, Lister was found unconscious in his Marina Del Ray apartment earlier today and pronounced dead on the scene.
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.
Lister played numerous bad guy roles throughout his career, but his most notable role was Deebo in the "Friday" movie franchise.
TMZ reports that friends and business associates became worried after they hadn't heard from Lister since Wednesday night.
Deputies performed a welfare check where they made their way into his apartment and found him dead.
At this point, cops say it's believed that Lister died of natural causes ... but an autopsy will be performed to determine an official cause of death.
He has played in a number of other films throughout his career including "The Fifth Element" and "The Dark Knight." At 6'5" his nickname "Tiny" was definitely an ironic play on his massive frame that landed him gigs in the pro wrestling world, starring alongside Hulk Hogan as "Zeus."
Recently, Lister spoke with TMZ telling them about upcoming work that he was looking forward to, including information on a possible new "Friday" movie.
Ice Cube, who starred alongside Lister in the "Friday" movies paid tribute to him on Twitter.
Lister was 62.