It is a truly dark day indeed. As many of you know actor and former model, Tommy Ford, has passed at the age of 52. The actor, also known as “Tommy” on the series “Martin,” died after an aneurysm ruptured in his stomach. His death was confirmed, then denied, then finally reconfirmed throughout the day.
Tommy passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital surrounded by family and friends.
As we reported, Ford had been on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was initially hospitalized Sunday, and his health had declined since. Family made the decision to turn off support this afternoon.
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.
He was 52.
Martin Lawrence, his friend and former cast mate, posted the following statement on Instagram today:
We grew up watching Tommy on television and are deeply saddened by his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are truly with his family and friend during this trying time. 2016 has been quite the year for celebrity deaths. What’s going on Universe? #RIP Tommy. We’ll miss you!