R.I.P. Tommy Ford

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From the Huffington Post:

Thomas “Tommy” Ford, best known for his role as Tommy Strawn on the hit 90’s show “Martin, died on Wednesday at age 52 in Atlanta.

The actor had been recovering from knee replacement surgery and was admitted into an Atlanta hospital over the weekend, according to TMZ. Though the family’s spokeswoman Joy Pervis did not give the cause of his death, NBC reports that Ford suffered from a burst abdominal aneurysm and was placed on life support.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband and friend Tommy Mykal Ford,” Pervis said in a family statement posted on social media. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers.”

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6 thoughts on “R.I.P. Tommy Ford

  1. RIP to this man. On Martin, I think he took the role because that was all that was available to him during those times. I didn’t, not even for a minute, concede that it was the role he truly desired. Martin Lawrence essentially insulted his friends over and over again, in some cases funny, but I felt the supporting actors less his wife/fiance role were just cruel insult targets. Pam as another punching bag on that show.

  2. Im sorry to hear about Tommy’s untimely death. He played his role as..ironically..”Tommy” very well. If producers were to do a Martin remake, it would be right. Tommy had this down home way of talking to people to the point that it cannot be duplicated. I still think about the parts of the show where he get frustrated with Cole absentmindedness and say ” Cole..you’re stupid”. Those words always tripped me out.

    Anyway, RIP to Tommy.

    1. Martin was the head hancho and other characters had their social caste order. Tommy was at the the top it seems but I’m not sure who had it worst, Cole or Pam. Pam at least made witty comebacks while Cole played a complete idiot. Like I said it’s the early 90s and you are a black actor/actress, what other choice do you have if you wanna work?

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