Martin Star Tommy Ford Dead at 52
Earlier reports stated that the actor was on life support at an Atlanta hospital after suffering a ruptured aneurysm on Sunday.
Tommy Ford played the beloved character “Tommy” on all five seasons of Martin, Martin Lawrence’s influential Fox sitcom, which aired from 1992 to 1997.
Shortly after his passing, news of Ford’s death overtook Twitter, with celebrities and fans alike paying their respects. Among those posting remembrances is his former co-star and decades-long friend, Lawrence, who had this to say on
Instagram: “My brother…we were friends way b4 the Martin show & I’m glad we were able to show true friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love to the world and you will be greatly missed. God Bless to you and the family. Rest In Peace my brother. #TommyFord #Brotherforlife”