Former wrestler and actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister, best known for his role as Debo in the comedy film Friday, has died at the age of 62.
Lister was found unconscious Thursday afternoon at her Marina del Rey home in Los Angeles County, California, her manager Cindy Cowan said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The executioner is investigating the cause of death.
Lister broke the Covid 19 earlier this year, but became ill a week ago and developed respiratory problems, according to MS.
He described Lister as “a gentle monster”: “He had as much of a smile as you can imagine.
“He’s going to be missed by many. We’re all in for a disaster.”
Lister began his career as a wrestler, standing 6 feet 5in wide shoulders and weighing 275 lbs.
His early roles included in the HBO football series 1 & Ten, Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, and the movie No Holds Part, 1989, where his character Zeus challenged Hulk Hogan in wrestling.
But his most famous appearance was in the 1995 Friday film Debo and its sequel five years later starring as the serious culprit.
Debo was a side house threat, he intimidated and intimidated residents. He spoke the infamous line: “Knock like your father used to”.
Lister also starred in The Fifth Element, The Dark Knight and Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Among the celebrities who paid tribute online was the Ice Cube. He wrote on Twitter: “RIP Tiny ‘Debo’ Lister. America’s favorite bully is a birthday present, he’s in the role of a hat that scares people on and off the camera. A big smile and laughter continue.
RIP Tiny Lister, sister Debo, sister Zeus, President Lindbergh, Winston bail bond. One of the best movie villains of all time. Without saying a word, his knife and sneer sent everyone into a frenzy. No one in a Pendleton has ever looked so terrifying. What a legend pic.twitter.com/O9EbQHki5k
– Otto von Bismarcki (ass Passionweiss) December 11, 2020
Rapper Ice-D posted a series of photos of Lister on Twitter, with the words: “I dedicate my page today to paying tribute to my close friend ‘Tiny Lister’ Sister Debo, Sister Zeus, or Cleitus.
Entertainment and rapper Otto von Bismarck tweeted: “RIP Tiny Lister, Akka Debo, Akka Zeus, President Lindberg, or Winston Bailiff.
“One of the greatest movie villains of all time. Without saying a word, his skating and sneer sent everyone into a trance. No one in a Pendleton has ever looked so terrifying. What a legend.”