This is so tragic. Tommy Ford has died at only 52 years old following a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. The actor, who was best known for playing Tommy Strawn on the sitcom ‘Martin’ in the 1990s, passed away today, Oct. 12, in an Atlanta hospital. Get all of the heartbreaking details right here.
Tommy Ford is dead at the age of 52, TMZ confirms. The Martin star was hospitalized in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 9 and placed on life support on the 12th after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen, as his wife Gina told the outlet. Sadly they had to make the extremely tough decision to turn off the support, as his health continued to worsen. Our hearts go out to Ford’s wife and family at this time.
Ford underwent knee replacement surgery on Sept. 28, barely a week before his death. “Replacing the knee dressing today,” he wrote after the surgery, on Oct. 3. “The wound looks good! I can’t wait until the recovering process is over so I can GET BACK TO WORK DAWG!”
He also posted on Instagram on Oct. 7 about attending physical therapy, sharing a collage of himself with his knee all bandaged up. “Working really hard in physical therapy! My progress is amazing!” Ford wrote. “Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement! I’m excited about getting back to work!” Unfortunately, he never got to do so.
Born Thomas Mikal Ford, he starred on the ’90s sitcom Martin from 1992 to 1997. He also had a role in the films Harlem Nights, Across the Tracks and Love Ain’t Suppose to Hurt 2. Ford appeared on the television series New York Undercover, The Jamie Foxx Show and The Parkers, as well.
Upon his passing, Tommy’s family released the following statement, “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief.”
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