Tommy Ford from “Martin” died yesterday. He suffered a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen over the weekend, and that put him on life support. Martin Lawrence Tweeted, quote, “My heart is heavy with the loss of my brother.”
We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love 2 the world & you'll be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/lBpmPFVWOE
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) October 13, 2016
Ford played Martin Lawrence’s best friend for all 5 seasons of the show. Co-star Carl Payne arrived at Ford’s bedside on Wednesday morning. He tells us, “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers.” He says the family will announce funeral arrangements at a later date.
Tommy Ford was 52.
The world is going to greatly miss all the joy and laughter that you brought to it. Thinking of Tommy Ford’s family and friends today.
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) October 12, 2016
damn tommy. next to coming to america, i can't think of another single pop culture franchise i've referenced more in my life. thank you bro https://t.co/WORljUqi6A
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) October 12, 2016
My condolences to the family of Thomas Mikel Ford. "Tommy" was an extremely funny & talented man. May he rest in power.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) October 12, 2016
Rest n Peace Tommy Ford. Your spirit will be missed.
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) October 12, 2016
There's not a episode of Martin I don't know!! I'm saddened to just hear about Tommy😞my prayers go out 2 his family & friends..🙏🏾 wow
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 13, 2016