WWE star Zeus passed away on December 10

Thomas Lister Jr., more commonly known in the WWE Universe as Zeus, passed away on December 10th after he was found unresponsive in his Marina del Rey apartment in California.

The cause of his death was initially unknown and still remains unconfirmed. Cindy Cowan, Lister’s manager, confirmed that he didn’t test positive for COVID-19 before his death.

However, Cowan said that he passed away showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus. He was 62 years old when he died.

“He was just really complaining, but he was too weak to go to the doctor.”

His Legacy

Tommy Lister first featured in the ring in WWF’s (World Wrestling Federation) movie No Holds Barred in 1989, where he starred opposite to Hulk Hogan. He was then signed with WWE and featured in SummerSlam 1989.

He formed an iconic partnership with “Macho Man” Randy Savage as they collaborated in their mutual quest to take down The Immortal One.

One of Zeus’ most memorable moments came in the 1998 Survivor Series, where he was part of Ted DiBiase’s ‘Million Dollar Team’.

In a magnificent display of power and force, the Human Wrecking Machine got the better of The Hulkster. His final appearance in WWF was a promotional spot in the 1990 Royal Rumble.

Zeus and Hulk Hogan in action
Zeus in action against Hulk Hogan (WWE)

He also spent a short stint in WCW in 1996 where he fought under the name Z-Gangsta. Apart from being an occasional wrestler, he was a highly accomplished TV star.

Lister appeared in iconic movies such as The Dark Knight, The Fifth Element, and as “Deebo” in Friday. He also appeared in the music videos of iconic music stars such as Akon, Michael Jackson, 50 Cent, Iggy Azalea, and Chamillionaire.

The wrestling world has seen several big names pass away in 2020, which has been a pretty horrible year all around.

Media Referee extends its condolences to the family and friends of Tommy Lister.

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