Tommy Ford dies, family pulls plug.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
ATLANTA — Comedic actor Thomas Ford, who starred as unemployed Tommy on the hit 90s sitcom “Martin,” has moved on to that great big comedy club in the sky. Surrounded by a tight knit group of family and friends, Tommy passed away Wednesday in Atlanta amid complications from an aneurysm that ruptured inside his abdomen. He was 52-years-old. Tommy had been hospitalized since Sunday. He was on life support when he died. Family members made the decision to take him off the respirator around 2 PM.
Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Carl Anthony Payne…remembering Tommy Ford. We love you guys! pic.twitter.com/xOkPkIanf0
— Scott A. McGregor (@scottamcgregor) October 20, 2016
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykal Ford,” Tommy’s family said in a statement. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers.”
Lead actor Martin Lawrence, who played Tommy’s best friend on the show, released the following statement: “Tommy was not only a great co-star but he was a great man and friend. He always brought with him his spirituality, a positive attitude and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend.”
“God bless him and his family.”
Looks like Tommy has finally landed a job as God’s helper.
Rest in peace.