Norris Tucker Sr., the father of Chris Tucker, died on Jan. 14 at his home in Lithonia, Georgia. A Facebook post by Dexter Tucker (Chris’ brother), Mr. Tucker was found unresponsive in his bed.
“He was more than my father, he was my best friend! He was a father to all my friends. He was my rock! Known all over as ‘Papa Tuck,’ he was the man! I found him in his bed peacefully yesterday, give to be with the Lord,” Dexter Tucker wrote in a Facebook post dedicated to his father.
Chris Tucker often revealed stories about his father during his stand-up comedy routines. The comedian would use humor to describe his father as a no-nonsense type of man who was strict when it came to discipline.
Norris Tucker was a business owner who ran a janitorial service and also played a key role in Chris Tucker’s Comedy Cafe restaurant that existed in Atlanta during the late ‘90s.