US actor Tommy Ford dies in Atlanta

Tommy Ford was known for his role as Martin Lawrence's best friend, on the 90’s sitcom 'Martin'.

US actor Tommy Ford. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - US actor Tommy Ford died on Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital.

Ford was 52-years-old.

The actor was known for his role as Tommy Strawn, Martin Lawrence's best friend, on the 90's sitcom hit Martin. He also appeared in TV shows including New York Undercover, The Parkers and Who's Got Jokes.

According to TMZ, the actor's family decided to turn off life support on Wednesday after Thomas' health declined while in hospital.

People have taken to Twitter to pay their tributes to him: