Thomas Lister Jr., also known as “Tiny,” died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. He was 62.
The actor and wrestler, best known for his role as Deebo in the Friday films, was found dead in his Marina Del Rey, Calif. home on Thursday. According to Lister’s manager Cindy Cowan, he started feeling sick about a week ago, but his symptoms “got really bad, really quick,” she told CNN.
Ice Cube, who starred in the Friday franchise with Lister, is among the celebrities paying tribute to 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,” he tweeted. “Thank you for being a good dude at heart. I miss you already.”