|Thomas Mikal Ford (left) passed away. He played a starring role in the 1990s sitcom Martin. The cast Ford, Tisha Campbell Martin, Martin Lawrence, Carl Anthony Payne and Tichina Arnold.|
Thomas Mikal Ford, best known as playing in the 1990s sitcom Martin had passed away in an Atlanta area hospital after complications from a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen.
Ford was best known as Tommy in the Martin Lawrence comedy. He had appeared in shows such as A Different World as Jaleesa's (Dawnn Lewis) ex husband Lamar. He appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show, The Parkers, and the Kid 'N Play movie Class Act.
TMZ confirms that Ford passed away with his family present. They decided to take him off the lifeline.
His wife Gina confirmed this tragic news.
Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tichina Arnold, Garrett Morris and Carl Anthony Payne hit the social media to express condolences.
My heart is heavy with the loss of my brother @BigTommyFord May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏿— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) 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
I ask that you take a moment to send a positive thought , prayer or word up for my Friend and… https://t.co/SSU0BcbhQM— Tisha4real (@TishaCampblMrtn) October 12, 2016
Prayers are always needed for so many life circumstances. Prayers do change things. Thank you..… https://t.co/MBjzxTC97y— Tichina Arnold (@TichinaArnold) October 12, 2016
I know I've grown up watching Martin. Matter of fact, I was hearing talk of a reboot (minus Tisha Campbell-Martin). The Fox network was hoping to gather the cast together for a reunion episode.
Tommy Ford, you'll be missed!