Actor Tommy Ford Has Died At Age 52

by Raheem Karim
Tommy Ford

Actor Tommy Ford has died at the age of 52 after being taken off life support at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday afternoon, TMZ reports. Ford was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen.

Ford was best known for his role as Tommy on the 90’s hit sitcom Fox comedy “Martin” and the UPN sitcom “The Parkers”. Ford’s rep released a statement on behalf of his family confirming his passing, which read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford.”

A Los Angeles native, Ford’s other credits included the Fox 1990s drama “New York Undercover,” the 1990 CBS sitcom “Uncle Buck,” and NBC’s short-lived “Singer & Sons” from the same year. His television resume include Law & Order” and “MacGyver” to “Judging Amy”, “House” and slew of guest appearance and supporting roles. His film credits included 1989’s “Harlem Nights,” 1992’s “Class Act,” and 1997’s “Against the Law.”

Ford will always be known for his role as Tommy On “Martin,” Ford played lead character Martin Lawrence’s best friend in the sitcom. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 1996 for his work on “Martin,” which ran from 1992-97.

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