• Avi Cantor

Friday star Tommy "Tiny" Lister passes away at age 62

Tommy "Tiny" Lister, best known for his role as Deebo in the classic movie Friday, has reportedly passed away at the age of 62 today. At this time, there's no confirmed word on what the cause of his death was.

Lister was found unresponsive in his apartment in Marina del Rey, Calif. after displaying symptoms of COVID-19 in recent days, according to Variety.

Lister's 32 year-long acting career includes roles in Beverly Hills Cop II, The Fifth Element, Zootopia, and The Regular Show as well as cameos in music videos for the likes of Michael Jackson, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, and several others.

Many celebrities and fans alike mourned the loss of Tiny today including the creator of "Friday," Ice Cube. In an Instagram post today, the rapper said:

"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."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lister family.