R.I.P. Tommy Ford: You Will Be Missed

Thomas Mikal Ford, also known as Tommy from the TV series Martin passed away on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at an Atlanta hospital after suffering from an aneurysm in his abdomen.

On June 15, 1962 a star was born in Yonkers, New York. Throughout his life, Ford pursued an acting career. It all paid off when he landed the role as Tommy Strawn on the hit show Martin. Tommy was one of five main characters; he appeared in every episode.

The great success he had from Martin guided Ford to other acting roles. However, Thomas Ford will forever be remembered as Tommy, Martin’s best friend and big brother. After receiving the news Martin Lawrence took to Twitter to say, “We were friends before the Martin show and showed true friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love to the world and you’ll be greatly missed.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas Mikal Ford, his friends and his family as he leaves behind two beautiful children.

If you’re feeling down about the loss of Tommy Ford, BET and MTV2 are playing episodes.