Bio: Tommy Ford (born Thomas Mikal Ford on September 5, 1964 in Yonkers, NY) and an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin. He received an NAACP Image Awards nom in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series for this role. Tommy went on to play the role of Lt. Malcolm Barker in the FOX drama New York Undercover. Tommy went on to play a recurring role on the UPN sitcom, The Parkers. He played the role of Mel Parker. Most recently, he appeared on the show Let’s Stay Together in 2011.
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Tommy is best known for his role on Martin.
On October 12, 2016, it was reported that Tommy was on life support due to complications from a stomach aneurysm. He passed away later that day.
Uh oh! Martin Lawrence was noticeably absent in pictures with his fellow sitcom co-stars at Tommy Ford’s funeral, so was he trying to throw shade? HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned the real reason that he didn’t want to pose with his beloved former cast members.
This is so touching! Tommy Ford was such an important part of the ‘Martin’ cast, and his TV family came out to his funeral to pay their last respects with a sweet picture and touching messages. See Tichina Arnold, Carl Payne & more, right here.
Whoa, did Tommy Ford just predict the outcome of his life? In the actor’s last interview before suddenly passing away, the ‘Martin’ star reveals that he’s actually ‘OK’ with his life being over. Listen to his final recording, right here!
Fans are still reeling from the tragic passing of Tommy Ford. The ‘Martin’ star’s death left many heartbroken, including LeBron James! The NBA champion mourned Tommy by remembering the time the actor made him laugh the most. Click to watch.
Another one of Tommy Ford’s ‘Martin’ co-stars has taken to Instagram to mourn the late actor after his sudden death. Carl Payne sent love to Tommy, who he called his ‘brother,’ with the most touching message — see it here.
So sad. It is still hard to believe Tommy Ford died at the young age of 52, Oct. 12, after suffering from a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. But, what could have led to his untimely death? Get the EXCLUSIVE details here.
Tommy Ford, the actor known for his role in the sitcom, ‘Martin,’ passed away at the young age of 52 after an aneurysm reportedly burst in his abdomen. What exactly is an aneurysm and how can you avoid it? Here is everything you need to know.