This is so touching. Shortly after it was revealed that beloved ‘Martin’ actor, Tommy Ford, was on life-support for a ruptured aneurysm, his co-stars and more celebrities have come forward to send their well-wishes. We have the heartfelt messages to the popular 90’s sitcom star right here.
Tommy Ford, 52, the beloved actor who starred in the hit 90’s sitcom Martin, was hospitalized after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen on Oct. 9. He was placed on life support shortly thereafter, his wife told TMZ, and his condition sadly continues to worsen. As of Oct. 12, doctors predicted that Tommy wasn’t expected to make it though the day. Of course, this an absolute travesty to many fans who used to watch the hilarious comedy series regularly, building a personal connection with him. But, obviously it’s been extremely difficult for all, especially those who knew Tommy best. A few of his co-stars have already taken to social media to send their well-wishes. The loving messages didn’t stop there:
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) 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 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
TOMMY FORD has NOT passed!! He's not doing well at all. Keep praying FOR A MIRACLE!!!!
— Terri Vaughn (@terrijvaughn) October 12, 2016
Prayer is POWERFUL! I humbly ask 4 UR prayers 4 a friend. His name is Tommy. They say he may not make it thru the night but miracles happen!
— Anthony Anderson (@anthonyanderson) October 12, 2016
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) October 12, 2016
Prayers up for tommy !
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) October 12, 2016
Our hearts are so full from seeing the kind comments from Martin Lawrence and Tichina Arnold, who played his on-and-off again girlfriend Pam in the series. She wrote, “prayers are always needed for so many life circumstances. Prayers do change things. Thank you.” Meanwhile, Tisha Campbell-Martin, who portrayed Martin’s wife Gina, also wrote a heartfelt message. “I ask that you take a moment to send a positive though, prayer or word up for my friend and his family.” Tommy has definitely created a wonderful legacy for himself, portraying Martin’s rational best friend in all five seasons.
Tommy also starred in New York Undercover, The Parkers and The Jamie Foxx Show. Originally, fans were sent into a frenzy when comedian Anthony Anderson, a close friend, tweeted that the actor passed away. Luckily, he received incorrect information regarding his current condition, and has since asked for prayers. It was only a few weeks ago that Tommy tweeted about having knee surgery, leading many to wonder if it caused his deteriorating health. We really hope he gets better soon!
UPDATE — Tommy passed away on Oct. 12, 2016. Shortly after, his 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.”
HollywoodLifers, please send your well-wishes to Tommy, his family members and friends during this tough time.