Tommy Lister Legally Changed Name to ‘Debo’ in Homage to ‘Friday’
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister was all in for the movie that made him famous — namely, Ice Cube‘s cult classic “Friday” — because he legally changed his name to pay homage to his unforgettable character.
TMZ has obtained Tommy’s death certificate, and while a cause of death hasn’t yet been officially determined … there was one very interesting nugget we noticed. His full name reads Tommy Debo Lister, very different from his reported birth name … Thomas Duane Lister Jr.
It’s interesting for a number of reasons. Obviously, Tommy is most famous for portraying Deebo in the “Friday” franchise — and, no, we didn’t spell that wrong … but it appears Tommy did. In any case, it’s quite clear he loved the character — so…