This is so upsetting! Tommy Ford, who became famous for playing Tommy Strawn on the ’90s sitcom ‘Martin,’ is on life support in an Atlanta hospital after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. Get the heartbreaking details here.
Tommy, 52, was hospitalized on Oct. 9, his wife revealed to TMZ, and is currently on life support. An aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen, which is what resulted in his hospitalization, and sadly his health has only continued to decline after that. As of Oct. 12, he isn’t expected to make it through the day.
Comedian Anthony Anderson is a good friend of Tommy’s, and took to Twitter to ask that fans pray for his health. Initially, Anthony was given wrong information regarding Tommy’s condition and tweeted that he had passed away, but fortunately that’s not the case just yet.
— Anthony Anderson (@anthonyanderson) October 12, 2016
Tommy is best known for his role on all five seasons of the television show Martin, playing Martin Lawrence‘s best friend and providing level-headed solutions to Martin’s crazy antics. He also appeared in several other television shows in the ’90s and early ’00s, such as New York Undercover and The Parkers. Tommy has done some producing and directing throughout his career as well, and was currently working on several different projects doing acting, producing, and directing.
We can only imagine how Tommy’s past and current co-stars are feeling knowing that their beloved friend is dying. Our prayers go out to Tommy and thoughts are with his loved ones — we hope that he can pull through this.
Update — Tommy passed away on Oct. 12, 2016. 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 love to Tommy’s family during this difficult time.