Actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister, greatest recognized for taking part in the function of Deebo within the Friday movies, died on December 10, 2020, TMZ reported. He was 62.
In a coincidence, the veteran actor’s last submit on Instagram earlier than his demise was a tribute to one other well-known Deebo – Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers, who was drafted by the franchise within the second spherical of the 2019 NFL Draft. On December 7, Lister shared a video of the 24-year-old wide-receiver and wrote, “I see You @19problemz Deebo Samuels Baddest In the Game. S/o to Deebo Samuels @19problemz.”
Earlier that very same day, Lister shared one other video of Samuel warming up earlier than the sport. Lister nods in approval because the announcer refers to Samuel as “one of many hardest broad receivers within the recreation at this time.”
Clearly, the notorious Deebo from the Friday films felt a connection to this fellow Deebo, a rising star within the NFL, and the love was reciprocated. After studying of Lister’s demise, Samuel shared a tribute of his on his Instagram tales.
Samuel shared the identical video Lister had posted and wrote, “This loopy man frfr. Was a blessing assembly you and getting to know you fore positive. Rest up massive bro.”
Lister Garnered Over 200,000 Followers on Instagram
Lister was an enormous fan of Instagram and repeatedly shared updates about his life on the social media app. Lister, who has 220 performing credit to his identify, had 11 tasks in numerous levels of manufacturing on the time of his demise. Best recognized for his roles as President Lindberg in The Fifth Element, Deebo in Friday, and voicing the function of Finnick in Zootopia, Lister appeared in over 80 movies all through his profession.
— Taz Hill (@TAZdashit1) December 11, 2020
The actor and wrestler who starred alongside Hulk Hogan within the film, No Holds Barred, additionally loved posting throwbacks to a few of his favourite roles. In October, he shared a clip from his look on the Comedy Central sequence, Key & Peele.
The beloved actor is survived by his spouse, Felicia Forbes, whom he married in 2003, and their daughter.
Lister Never Played for the NFL But Briefly Wrestled for the WWF & WCW
With his towering dimension and energy, Lister was the 1982 Division II Shot Put Champion whereas attending Cal State University, it wasn’t an enormous shock when he tried his luck within the ring. After three highly-anticipated matches together with his co-star Hogan, in 1990, he took on Abdullah the Butcher for his first non-World Wrestling Federation match.
In 1996, Lister briefly returned to wrestle beneath the identify Z-Gangsta for a Doomsday Cage match towards Hogan as a part of The Alliance To End Hulkamania.
Lister did not love wrestling, however he liked the cash he made out of it. “Vince McMahon was an excellent negotiator,” he revealed to Grantland
“He would already wire the cash into my account earlier than he even began [negotiating. Who’s going to say no? You’re going to take $56,000 out of your checking account?”
While Lister made $56,000 for SummerSlam, he earned $17,00 for Saturday Night’s Main Event, a $40,000 payday for No Holds Barred: The Match, and an extra $35,000 for showing within the Survivor Series.