Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister was all in for the film that made him well-known — specifically, Ice Cube‘s cult classic “Friday” — due to the fact that he legally changed his name to pay homage to his extraordinary character.
TMZ has actually gotten Tommy’s death certificate, and while a cause of death hasn’t yet been formally identified … there was one really intriguing nugget we saw. His complete name checks out Tommy Debo Lister, really various from his reported birth name … Thomas Duane Lister Jr.
It’s intriguing for a variety of factors. Obviously, Tommy is most well-known for representing Deebo in the “Friday” franchise — and, no, we didn’t spell that incorrect … however it appears Tommy did. In any case, it’s rather clear he enjoyed the character — a lot so, he really made it part of his real-life identity … selecting that rather of “Tiny,” his long time public label.
His supervisor, Cindy Cowan, informs TMZ he made the modification in an L.A. court about 6 months earlier — due to the fact that he felt his fans and the general public at big merely understood him from “Friday.”
Like we stated … Tommy’s cause of death is pending today — it’s noted as “deferred” on the doc, which simply suggests they’re still doing tests.
Remember, however, numerous in Tommy’s instant circle think it was COVID-19. He was exceptionally ill in his last days — apparent in numerous various videos he took part in — and he’d currently captured the infection previously this year.
While the medical group deals with getting closure on that front — there’s one last thing we must keep in mind about Tommy’s death certificate. It states he was wed to Felicia Lister.
If you understand, you understand … gotta love it.
TMZ broke the story … 62-year-old Tommy dropped dead in 2015 at his L.A.-area house. When paramedics got here, he was noticable dead at the scene.