TMZ has discovered that before Tommy Lister death, Tommy Lister apparently paid homage to his character in the 1995 cult classic Friday by legally changing his middle name to “Debo.”
On Tommy Lister’s death certificate, it reads as Tommy Debo Lister instead of his birth name Thomas Duane Lister Jr. According to his manager, he did this a few months before he died. This was because fans and the public knew him as his character from the movie Friday.
Tommy Lister Legally Changed Name to 'Debo' in Homage to 'Friday' https://t.co/9oRkmXyaHg— TMZ (@TMZ) January 14, 2021
Tommy Lister died in December at the age of 62. Although an official cause of death has not been reported, he is thought to died due to complications with COVID-19. His manager Cindy Cowan said” Lister started feeling ill a week before his death before his symptoms “got really bad, really quick,” adding, “He couldn’t breathe and felt very weak. It literally went so fast.”
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