Following Tommy “Tiny” Lister‘s passing, well-known names of the film industry flooded social media to send their condolences to the actor’s family and friends.
According to the information released by The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the actor, best known for his portrayal as ‘Deebo‘ in the 1995 film ‘Friday‘ was found dead inside his house in Marina Del Rey, California, by police after his family and co-workers could not reach him for a while. He was 62 years old.
Lister, who had type 2 diabetes, was diagnosed with the coronavirus disease early this year. Even though it was declared that he had overcome the disease, in December he went to the hospital with similar symptoms for the second time. Because of that, he could not attend the shooting of his upcoming film.
According to first medical records, Lister’s cause of death is natural, however, the investigation is going on.
Once the devastating news and details spread, Lister’s industry friend Jamie Foxx, who recently lost her beloved sister, took to Instagram, posted a photo of the character actor, and expressed his sorrow regarding his passing. Foxx stated that Lister made so much with his talent and performances for the culture and entertainment industry.
Another Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson was also quick to pay tribute to the late actor. On Twitter, Jackson, who worked with Lister in the 1997 crime thriller movie ‘Jackie Brown,’ wrote to honor the ‘The Fifth Element’ actor:
“This Brother Here!! Pres of The Universe to Deebo to just my dude, Tiny! A pleasure to work with, a treasure as a friend. RIP, Man, glad I had the pleasure.”
As for well-known rapper and actor Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, also took to his verified Twitter account and released a lengthy message to lead a tribute to the ‘No Holds Barred’ star. Lister’s ‘Friday’ co-star thanked him for being a good-hearted man and wrote that he missed already Lister. The actor added:
“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.”
Apart from these names, actor J.D. Witherspoon, Adam Sandler, rapper Ice-T, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and T.I. also send their tributes through social media.
Here are the tributes.
This Brother Here!! Pres of The Universe to Deebo to just my dude, Tiny! A pleasure to work with, a treasure as a friend. RIP, Man, glad I had the pleasure👊🏾👊🏾🙏🏿‼️ https://t.co/WTEWYX2yZC
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) December 11, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/jIl8yEZU9c
— Ice Cube (@icecube) December 11, 2020