Actor and wrestler Thomas Lister Jr., also known as “Tiny,” was found dead in his home Thursday after experiencing Coronavirus symptoms, his manager Cindy Cowan told CNN.
“His symptoms got really bad, really quick. He could not breathe and felt very weak. It literally went so fast,” said his manager.
Lister was best known for his role as Deebo in the “Friday” movie franchise alongside legendary rapper and actor Ice Cube. He also appeared with Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Entertainment movie “No Holds Barred.”
He has previously worked in the movies with 50 Cent, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Michael Jackson and more.
In the song “S**t On You,” which is D12’s first ever single, recorded in 2000 and put on the bonus track of the ‘Devil’s Night’ LP in 2001, Kuniva references Deebo character in his lyrics:
I see hoes biting, y’all don’t wanna brawl
That’s like Deebo fighting Peabo Bryson (I’ll s**t on you!)
F**k what you hollering and yelling about
I’ll reach in your mouth and pull your f**king skeleton out!
The article is dedicated to the memory of Tommy Lister Jr. Rest in Paradise, legend.