Fans of the show Martin were shocked to read the news of the passing of one of the show’s stars, Tommy Mikal Ford. This afternoon (Oct. 12) in Atlanta, the 52-year-old actor passed away after being taken off life support. He was in the hospital due to complications brought on by an aneurysm that ruptured in his abdomen. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.
Members of his Martin family- Martin Lawrence, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell Martin and Carl Payne- sent their well wishes and condolences earlier in the day. Payne wrote on Instagram after the news broke, “I LOVE YOU AND I THANK GOD FOR SHARING HIS AMAZING GIFT….TOMMY FORD!!”
Entertainment figures such as Steve Harvey, Larry Wilmore and LL Cool J have also sent their condolences to the star’s loved ones in honor of him and his memory. Take a look in the gallery above. Rest in peace, Tommy.
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