7:08 PM PDT – A statement from the Los Angeles County Police Department said Leicester’s friends and co-workers became anxious on Thursday when they hadn’t heard of him since Wednesday night. The deputies ran a welfare check as they made their way into his apartment and found him dead.
At this point, policemen say he believes Lester died of natural causes … but an autopsy will be conducted to determine an official cause of death.
ice Cube, Who starred in Friday, posted a tribute, saying: “RIP Tiny“ Deebo ”Lister. America’s favorite bully was a born artist who would have appeared in the character when a hat fell that would scare people in and out of the camera. Smile and laugh. Thanks for being a man. Good in heart. I really miss you. “
Little Tommy Lester – Known for playing intimidation, but the beloved tough guys in movies like “Friday” – died … You learned TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell us that they received a call to actor Marina del Rey’s apartment Thursday, shortly before 3pm, of an unconscious man. Our sources say that Tommy was not taken to hospital, as he was pronounced dead at the scene.
We were told the coroner was in the house, but there was no information yet on the cause of death.
Although Tiny began landing the roles of the bossy bad guy in the 1980s, he is most famous for his hilarious role as Deebo in “Friday” and “Friday Friday”.
He also played the role of President Lindberg in the science fiction movie “The Fifth Element”, and most recently appeared in The Dark Knight. He voiced Finnick’s character in “Zootopia” as well.
Along with acting, Tommy has had two short spells in wrestling, and starred alongside them Hulk Hogan – As a bad guy, Zeus, of course – in the 1989 movie, “No Holds Barred.”
Oh, and if you weren’t aware, his nickname is just an irony … “Tiny” was 6’5 “.
when we were I saw it last time Outside, “Tiny” couldn’t be nicer … Talk to us about another Deebo who is currently playing in NFL, and is pulling out some new “Friday” info.
Earlier this year, Leicester He used his bullying powers For the greater good … having the word to help grieving families – and a few months earlier, it was Children are warned to stay indoors During the early days of the epidemic.
Tommy was 62 years old.
rest in peace
Originally published – 5:39 PM PDT
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