'Friday' actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister dies at 62
Famous for his lead roles in "Friday" and "The Fifth Element," Tommy "Tiny" Lister has died at age 62.
Variety reports the actor was found in his Marina del Rey apartment after showing recent symptoms of COVID-19.
Lister's assistant Cindy Cowan says he was recently working on a film but had to cancel after falling ill.
“He was a wonderful guy with a heart of gold. Everyone loved him. A real gentle giant,” she said, “We’re all devastated,” Cowan said.
Authorities have not yet confirmed the cause of death.
This is a developing story.