Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, known for his role as Debo in Friday and Zeus in No Holds Barred, passed away in November 2020. New information from his autopsy has revealed the star’s true cause of death. Lister was found dead in his home on December 10th, 2020. He was 62.
His manager called for a wellness check when Tiny cancelled a gig, something that was very unlike him. He had missed the first day of shooting on a new movie he was booked for.
In documents obtained by TMZ, it is revealed that Tiny Lister died from heart disease. He was also suffering from COVID-19 at the time of his passing. He had also tested positive for the virus in August, but he overcame the disease at the time.
The official cause of death on the autopsy said he died from hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. A nasal swab also came back positive for COVID-19 and he had fluid in his chest at the time of his passing. He also had an enlarged heart and high blood pressure along with poor circulation in his legs and coronary artery disease.
Tiny Lister’s manager said that he displayed “coronavirus-like symptoms in recent days,” prior to his passing. He also suffered from Type 2 diabetes. Known for his stint in WWE and in Hollywood, Tony Lister is missed by many throughout the entertainment world. He was a huge and intimating man, but he was always a joy to work with.