Tom Lister Jr passed away on 10 December 2020. Best known for his role as Deebo in the movie Friday, the former professional wrestler succeeded in turning a career in sport into a career in Hollywood. What is Tommy Lister’s net worth?
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister dies age 62
According to Lister’s manager Cindy Cowan, the actor suffered with covid-19 earlier this year. He overcame the virus, but recently became ill again.
The coroner’s office is currently investigating the actor’s cause of death.
Cowan said of Lister: “He was a gentle giant. He had a smile as broad as you could imagine. He’s going to be missed by so many. We’re all devastated.”
Tommy Lister was 6 foot 5 and weighed 275 pounds. He was 62 years old when he died.
Fans have shown their support via Twitter and other social media platforms. Some knew him as the neighbourhood bully, Deebo, from Friday.
Others knew him for playing the President in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element”.
Tommy Lister Jr net worth
Alongside his career as an actor, Tommy Lister was a successful, if occasional, wrestler. In 1989, Lister appeared as Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine in the wrestling movie No Holds Barred alongside Hulk Hogan.
WWF financed the movie, and played off the feud that arose between Lister and Hogan for a SummerSlam showdown event in 1989.
During his college years, he earned a scholarship to attend California State University at Los Angeles. His impressive shot put throw won the national shot put title.