Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister was all in for the film that made him well-known — particularly, Ice Cube‘s cult traditional “Friday” — as a result of he legally modified his identify to pay homage to his unforgettable character.
TMZ has obtained Tommy’s loss of life certificates, and whereas a reason for loss of life hasn’t but been formally decided … there was one very fascinating nugget we seen. His full identify reads Tommy Debo Lister, very completely different from his reported start identify … Thomas Duane Lister Jr.
It’s fascinating for a variety of causes. Obviously, Tommy is most well-known for portraying Deebo within the “Friday” franchise — and, no, we didn’t spell that flawed … nevertheless it seems Tommy did. In any case, it’s fairly clear he liked the character — a lot so, he truly made it a part of his real-life id … choosing that as an alternative of “Tiny,” his longtime public nickname.
His supervisor, Cindy Cowan, tells TMZ he made the change in an L.A. court docket about 6 months in the past — as a result of he felt his followers and the general public at massive merely knew him from “Friday.”
Like we stated … Tommy’s reason for loss of life is pending proper now — it’s listed as “deferred” on the doc, which simply means they’re nonetheless doing checks.
Remember, although, many in Tommy’s instant circle imagine it was COVID-19. He was extremely sick in his ultimate days — evident in a number of completely different movies he participated in — and he’d already caught the virus earlier this yr.
While the medical group works on getting closure on that entrance — there’s one last item we must always word about Tommy’s loss of life certificates. It says he was married to Felicia Lister.
If , … gotta find it irresistible.
TMZ broke the story … 62-year-old Tommy died all of the sudden final yr at his L.A.-area residence. When paramedics arrived, he was pronounced useless on the scene.