Who Died From The Movie Friday?

Many people have died from the Friday the 13th franchise, but which ones were the most memorable?

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Chris Tucker

Actor Chris Tucker, who played the character Smokey in the cult classic film Friday, died yesterday at the age of 43.

Tucker’s cause of death has not been released, but his family says that he had been suffering from a long-term illness.

Tucker’s role in Friday made him a household name, and he went on to star in several other films, including The Fifth Element, Rush Hour, and Jackie Brown.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

Nia Long

Nia Long’s character in the movie “Friday” passed away from a drug overdose.

Ice Cube

It is no secret that the movie Friday was a cult classic. The film starred Ice Cube, who played the role of Craig Jones. Craig was a young man from Los Angeles who was trying to get through the day without getting killed by his VERY angry drug dealer, Deebo.

While Ice Cube’s character Craig does not die in the movie Friday, it is important to note that the actor who played Deebo, Tiny “Zeus” Lister, Jr., passed away in December of 2020.

Regina King

Regina King was the only cast member to die in the movie Friday. She died from a drug overdose after smoking crack cocaine.

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon, who played the role of Mr. Jones in the movie Friday, died on October 29th, 2019. He was 77 years old.

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Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister

Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister is an American character actor and retired professional wrestler known for his roles as Dean ‘D-Roc’ Parker in the Ice Cube films Friday and Next Friday, Zeus in The Fifth Element and Neo’s BFF Replicant Radek in The Matrix Reloaded. Lister has a long list of acting credits to his name. He has appeared alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, and Sylvester Stallone.

Sadly, Lister passed away on December 10, 2020, at the age of 62. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford, who played A.C. Slater’s mother on the ’90s TV show “Saved by the Bell,” has died. She was 76.

Horsford’s daughter, Tiffany Dupont, announced the news of her mother’s death on Instagram Thursday night.

“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Anna Maria Horsford,” Dupont wrote. “She was a bright light that filled any room she entered.”

“Friday,” which starred Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, was released in 1995 and became a cult classic.

Faizon Love

Faizon Love, who played Big Worm in the cult classic Friday, died on March 19 at the age of fifty-four. The actor had a long career in television and film, but was best known for his role in Friday.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Love began his career as a stand-up comedian before moving into television and film. He appeared in a number of movies throughout his career, including Spider-Man 2 and Elf, but it was his role in Friday that made him a household name.

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Love reprised his role as Big Worm in the sequel to Friday, NextFriday, and also appeared in the post-apocalyptic film The Fifth Element. His most recent role was in the 2014 comedy Think Like A Man Too.

Love’s death was announced by his publicist on March 19. The cause of death has not been released.

DJ Pooh

Most people would be surprised to learn that DJ Pooh, the writer and producer of the 1995 cult classic Friday, actually died during the making of the film.

Pooh, real name Mark Jordan, was killed in a car accident in February of 1994, just a few months before Friday was released. He was 27 years old.

Jordan was driving on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles when his car collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The news of Jordan’s death rocked the cast and crew of Friday, who were all close to him. Ice Cube, who starred in and co-wrote the film, dedicated it to Jordan’s memory.

Craig Kirkwood

Craig Kirkwood, who played Smokey in the 1995 film Friday, died on March 1, 2016, at the age of 50. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Kirkwood’s character in Friday was one of the movie’s main antagonists. He was the leader of the rival gang that smoked marijuana and caused trouble for Ice Cube’s character, Craig Jones.

In an interview with Complex magazine in 2015, Kirkwood recalled how he got the role of Smokey. He said he went to an open casting call and was one of the last people to audition. The director, F. Gary Gray, told him he had the role before he even read for it.

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“He was like, ‘You’re Smokey.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, you’re Smokey.’ I’m like, ‘All right,'” Kirkwood said.

Kirkwood’s other credits include the films Menace II Society (1993) and Bulworth (1998).

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