Tom Lister Jr: WWE superstar knowns as Zeus passes away at age 62

Tom Lister Jr: WWE superstar knowns as Zeus passes away at age 62

- Tom Lister Jr, WWE superstar, passes away at the age of 62

- The American was said to have been found lifeless in his home in California

- The cause of his death is being investigated by the authorities

- Cindy Cowan described the deceased as a gentleman who would be missed by many

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WWE family has been thrown into sadness after the passing of Tom Lister Jr popularly known as Zeus at the age of 62.

The late American professional wrestler who was also famous for the bullying Deebo character in the “Friday” films died in the early hours of Thursday, December 10.

He was said to have been found unconscious in his Califonia home but never made it beyond that scene according to reports from his manager, Cindy Cowan.

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She added that her client tested positive for coronavirus earlier in the year but he beat the virus as reported by AP.

Tom Lister Jr: WWE superstar knowns as Zeus passes away at age 62
Tom Lister Jr performing at the KDAY Presents 2019 Krush Groove Concert in Califonia. Photo by Leon Bennett.
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However, about a week ago, the 62-year-old was said to have been struck by another illness as he had difficulties breathing but never survived this one.

The publication reveals that the cause of his death is yet to be disclosed as the authorities are looking into what could have happened to the late superstar. Cowan said:

“He was a gentle giant. He had a smile as broad as you could imagine. He’s going to be missed by so many. We’re all devastated.”

One of Zeus' most memorable moments came at Survivor Series 1989 as part of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team when The Human Wrecking Machine got the better of The Hulkster in an impressive display of strength. WWE extends its condolences to Lister’s family, friends and fans.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Pat Patterson has given up the ghost at the age of 79, WWE announced.

The veteran spent 60 years of his career in the wrestling business and won the first-ever Intercontinental Championship and was the winner of the first Royal Rumble match.

He also won the AWA Tag Team Championship with Ray Stevens in 1978 before joining the WWE company.

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