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.
“My favorite Tommy Strong scene in my favorite TV show of all time!” LeBron, 31, said after uploading a scene from Martin to his Instagram on Oct. 13. In it, Martin Lawrence, 51, is cross-examining Tommy (aka Tommy Ford) on a witness stand. When Martin, reading from Tommy’s “little black book,” asks what “GTD” stands for, the resulting confession clearly left an impact on a young King James.
“#RIPTommy #GTD #YouAintGotNoJobMannnn,” the Cleveland Cavaliers star added to the caption. It seems that LeBron, though saddened with Tommy’s death on Oct. 12, wanted to remember Tommy as the man who made him laugh.
Tommy’s life was cut short at 52 when an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen on Oct. 9. He was quickly rushed to an Atlanta, Georgia hospital where he was placed on life support. Despite his family praying for a recovery, Tommy’s condition would only get worse. Ultimately, his loved one couldn’t stand to watch him suffer anymore and they made the hard decision to take him off life support.
The loss of such a talented man was immediately felt by all who knew and loved him. Martin shared his sorrow shortly after hearing that Tommy had died. “Prayers for my brother that the Lord watches over him and his family during this difficult time.” The rest of the Martin cast also mourned Tommy’s death, as they were praying he would come out of this ordeal alive.
Tommy’s death left a huge impact on stars like LL Cool J, 48, Steve Harvey, 59, and Bill Bellamy, 51. They, along with many more, grieved over losing a respected peer and a dear friend. Some, much like LeBron James, were glad they were given a chance to see Tommy’s talents and grateful for all the laughs.
Our thoughts still go out to Tommy’s family, friends and fans during this sad time of loss.