Tommy, a former professional wrestler and an actor, who featured in the movies “The Fifth Element” and “Friday” has died of Coronavirus.
He died on Thursday, Dec 10, his manager, Cindy Cowan, said.
Cowan said he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Marina del Rey, California, after showing symptoms of COVID-19 in recent days.
She said he has been working on a movie shooting and had it canceled after feeling unwell.
She also said, “Tommy was a wonderful guy with a golden heart. Everyone cherished him.”
Tommy wrestled Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation after appearing as Zeus in 1989’s “No Holds Barred”.
He later spent time in World Championship Wrestling, where he was called Z-Gangsta.
The actor, who was blind in his right eye, played the neighbourhood bully, Deebo in the 1995 movie “Friday” and appeared in the sequel “Next Friday.”