Former WWE Superstar Zeus has passed away

Zeus has passed away at the age of 62

Former WWE Superstar Zeus has passed away
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Multiple reports have been coming in that former professional wrestler and actor Thomas’ Tiny‘ Lister jr Also known as Zeus or Z-Gangsta has passed away at the age of 62.

TMZ has reported that police officers had received a call to attend lister's place of residence in the early hours of Thursday morning, where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information has been released as to the cause of death at this present time.

As many fans know Lister Had first appeared in the wrestling film “No Holds Barred” as Zeus with his co-star Hulk Hogan.

After the starring role in the film it then lead to an actual feud on WWF/WWE programming, he was known as "Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine" and carried on portraying the 'monster heel' known for 'no selling' his opponents moves.

During his time in WWF/WWE Zeus had a number of great matches with superstars such as Hulk Hogan, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts to name a few. 

Let’s not forget that Lister also spent a short time at WCW in 1996 and wrestled under the name Z-Gangsta as part of The 'Alliance To End Hulkamainia' at the Uncensored PPV.

After his short time as a professional wrestler, he then wanted to carry on with his acting career and starred In films such as Friday and most notably The Fifth Element.

Our thoughts go out to the Lister family during this time.

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