Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, also known as ‘Zeus’ passes away at 62

World-renowned actor and former wrestler Thomas 'Tiny' Lister passed away at the age of 62.

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World-renowned actor and professional wrestler Thomas ‘Tiny’ Lister passed away at the age of 62-years old. Lister starred in films such as Beverly Hills Cop, Friday, The Players Cup, Little Nicky, The Dark Knight, Austin Powers and a handful of other films.

TMZ provided additional details on the passing of Thomas Lister as law enforcement arrived to his home in Marina del Rey, California before 3 PM on Thursday. He was not taken to a hospital as he was pronounced deceased on the scene. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Lister had a successful run in the sport of pro wrestling under the name ‘Zeus’. After appearing in the film ‘No Holds Barred’, that led to an on-screen feud in the WWF between Zeus and Hulk Hogan.

Lister went on to share the ring with the likes of ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase and had marquee matches on the 1989 SummerSlam and Survivor Series shows. Lister continued to sporadically make wrestling appearances in the 90s, once in Puerto Rico against Abdullah The Butcher and in WCW.

Lister was a fixture in pop culture for a variety of reasons but the entertainment he provided to the masses is highly regarded. His appearances, sayings and mannerisms that he displayed during the ‘Friday’ film he starred in alongside Ice Cube is still heavily referenced 25 years since its release date. Lister was a fixture in the Black community and carved out an extremely successfully career for himself.

POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Thomas ‘Tiny’ Lister. Thank you for all the years of entertainment, laughs and memorable sayings and moments that will be carried on for years to come. Rest in peace to ‘Zeus’, ‘Deebo’, Thomas “Tiny” Lister Jr. 

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