The 62-year-old actor started feeling sick a week ago, but his symptoms “got worse, too soon,” said manager Cindy Cowan.
He did not breathe and felt very weak, he said.
“It literally went so fast,” Cavan added.
Lipper was best known for his role as Debo in the “Friday” movie franchise with rapper Ice Kube. He also appeared with Hulk Hogan in the world wrestling entertainment film “No Hold’s Beard”.
The list was supposed to go on the set of a new movie last week. However, he asked to cancel because he was feeling very weak and had difficulty breathing, Cavan said.
“Don’t miss short films; He took it very seriously, ”he said.
The actor then canceled the panel’s plans for Wednesday’s TV festival via Zoom, according to Kawan.
She said her assistant went to Lister’s house that day to check on her with some vitamins and antibiotics. Concerned family members also started calling him on Wednesday night.
“The calls went unanswered,” Kavanagh said.
The next day, a friend of Lister’s went to his house and called the police for help when no one came to the door.
When the deputy officers entered the house, they found Lister dead.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that “Mr. Lister’s death appears to be due to natural causes but will ultimately be determined by the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.”
The death toll is still being investigated, the statement said.