Tommy Lester’s name has been legally changed to “Depo” in honor of “Friday”
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.”
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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.
“Bacon ninja. Alcoholgoeroe. Trotse ontdekkingsreiziger. Fervent popcultuurliefhebber.”