If Tommy “Tiny” Listerdied from COVID-19 — as folks near him suspect — it might have been his second bout with it, as a result of TMZ’s realized he fought it off months earlier than his demise.
The “Friday” star’s rep, Cindy Cowan, tells TMZ … “Tiny” examined constructive round 4 months in the past. He had most of the frequent signs … he felt torpid and struggled respiratory, however his diabetes additionally made him excessive threat. She says he wasn’t hospitalized however quarantined at dwelling.
Fast ahead to December 3 … Cindy tells us Tommy was supposed to go to her dwelling, however as a substitute, he referred to as and knowledgeable her he was feeling these painfully acquainted COVID signs once more.
She says he felt it was in all probability finest for him NOT to enter her dwelling out of concern of spreading no matter he had. Tommy’s explanation for demise has not but been decided … however we’ve realized he feared he had contracted the coronavirus once more.
TMZ broke the story … Tommy sadly died the next week after the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department carried out a welfare examine and discovered him lifeless. Friends had been involved after they hadn’t heard from him since Wednesday evening.
Tommy had been feeling so unwell … he was pressured to cancel his first day of filming Sunday for a brand new film with Sam Worthington. He additionally canceled a Zoom panel Tuesday.
He’d just lately instructed Cowan he needed to be one of many first in line to get the vaccine when it rolls out later this month. He simply needed issues to return to regular as a lot as doable … and spend time along with his daughter, Faith.
At this second, it’s unclear what funeral preparations will probably be made, however search for some type of celebration of life in early January, if doable.