Tommy Lester It was everything in the movie that made him famous – namely, ice CubeA cult classic “Friday” – because he legally changed his name to honor his memorable personality.
TMZ got Tommy’s Death certificateAnd while the cause of death has not been officially determined yet … there was one interesting nugget that we noticed. His full name reads Tommy Depot Lister, totally different from his reported birth name … Thomas Duane Lister Jr.
It is interesting for a number of reasons. Tommy is clearly most famous for his portrayal of Deebo in the “Friday” franchise – and, no, we didn’t write that mistake … but it looks like Tommy did. In any case, it’s absolutely clear that he liked the character – so much so that he actually made it a part of his realistic identity … and chose that instead of “Tiny”, his long public nickname.
Its director, Cindy Kwan, He told TMZ that he made the change in a Los Angeles court about 6 months ago – because he felt his fans and the public at large knew him simply from “Friday.”
As we said … the cause of Tommy’s death is now pending – it’s listed as “deferred” in the document, which just means they’re still getting tested.
Remember, however, many in Tommy’s immediate circle believed it was COVID-19. He’s been incredibly sick in his final days – and this is evident in the many different videos he’s been in – and he had already contracted the virus earlier this year.
As the medical team works to lock down on this front – there is one last thing we must note about Tommy’s death certificate. She says he was married Felicia Lister.
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TMZ Shatters the Story … 62 Years Old Tommy died suddenly Last year at his home in the Los Angeles area. When the paramedics arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene.