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Update 10/12/16 4:39pm CT

TMZ is reporting that actor Tommy Ford has passed away at the age of 52.

According to the website, Ford had been on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. His family decided  to end life support on Wednesday afternoon.

He was surrounded by friends and family.


Actor Tommy Ford from the hit ’90s sitcom Martin is reportedly fighting for his life in an L.A. hospital. However, there are conflicting reports on his condition.

According to TMZ, 52-year-old Ford was on life support due to a stomach aneurysm. Then, black-ish actor Anthony Anderson confirmed the world lost the legend this morning. He tweeted just a few minutes ago:

However, actress Terri Vaughn refuted that claim:

Ford is best known for playing one of Martin Lawrence‘s best friends, alongside costars Tisha Campbell-Martin and Carl Anthony Payne II. The famed TV show ended in 1997 after five incredible seasons.

Ford also played in the Harlem Knights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990).

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SOURCE: TMZ, Twitter | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

Update: ‘Martin’ Actor Tommy Ford Dead at 52  was originally published on theurbandaily.com