Tommy Ford, ‘Martin’ Star, Dies At 52
Tommy Ford, star of Martin, died Wednesday, Oct. 12 in an Atlanta Hospital after being taken off life support. He was admitted to the hospital Sunday for a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen.
Known for being on all five seasons of Martin along with The Parkers and Who’s Got Jokes, Ford was a beloved actor. He had tweeted and posted on Instagram days before, Oct. 7, that the physical therapy for his knee was going well. Five days later, news of his death was posted on both his Twitter and Instagram.
To all family and friends of Tommy Ford. We would like to inform everyone that our brother passed away today October 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this challenging time. He was so dearly loved by so many and for that lets all be grateful for a life well served.
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Martin Lawrence, co-star of Martin, posted on Instagram about his lost cast mate, not only referring to him as a great friend but also as his brother. “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,” Lawrence wrote.
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