Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister played the character Deebo in the movie Friday; to many fans, it was arguably his greatest and most memorable role. And right before he passed away, he legally made that part of his name.
According to TMZ, on Tommy’s death certificate, his full name reads Tommy Debo Lister. This is different from his reported birth name, Thomas Duane Lister Jr. The outlet states, “His manager, Cindy Cowan, tells TMZ he made the change in an L.A. court about 6 months ago — because he felt his fans and the public at large simply knew him from Friday.”
Funny enough, he changed it to “Debo” when his character’s name was spelled “Deebo.” So it appears as if Tommy misspelled it.