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'.
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:
My heart is heavy with the loss of my brother @BigTommyFord May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏿— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) October 13, 2016
😢 Damn Gina!!! R.I.P #TommyFord— BiGDoNCohen (@BiGDoN74) October 13, 2016
R.i.p to tommy ford from tv show martin 🙏🏽😇😌— Ella Bandz❤️ (@EllaBandzzzz) October 13, 2016
Don't scroll without retweeting && saying r.i.p❤️❤️💙❤️💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/hf46GfmSHg
RIP TOMMY FORD aka Tommy Strong. Thanks for entertaining us over so many years on Martin!#GTD(GotTheDraws)— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 13, 2016
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