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Update 10/12/16 6:18 pm EST

TMZ  and other major media outlets are reporting that actor Tommy Ford of Martin fame has passed away at the age of 52 in an Atlanta hospital. Although conflicting reports first stated Ford’s death hours earlier, it appears that those early reports were premature. Sadly, it is now confirmed.

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.


Ford was known for playing the character of Tommy on the popular TV show Martin, which co-starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Payne as a group of friends living in a Detroit apartment building. Now considered a classic, Ford’s character was the butt of many jokes as he never seemed to have a gig. The sitcom ran from 1992-1997. He also starrred on The Parkers, and had several other gigs including Uncle Buck and New York Undercover. 

Ford was a recent guest at the 2016 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.

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Ford and his daughter, Madi in a recent pic.

Ford had recently had knee surgery which he documented via social media.

He captioned the photo, I’m having a Knee Replacement surgery this morning. Please keep me in your prayers! Love you all! #kneereplacement #surgeryday #tommyford #earlymorning

Over the last couple of weeks, Tommy updated his social media with progress pictures post surgery, but questions about his health rose when several celebrities both sent their condolences and solicitation for prayers.

Tommy has two kids, Thomas Jr and Madi.

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124 thoughts on “RIP Tommy Ford – ‘ Martin’ Actor Passes Away At 52, Share Your Condolences Here

  1. A B Supreme on said:

    Many good individuals are leaving this earthly realm; moving on too perhaps a higher existence. I pray that Tommy Ford, along with so many others that have made their transition, has fulfilled their every purpose here on this earth and has reaped every happiness just the same.

  2. Royce R. Oatis on said:

    Allah blessed Tommy and family for the time he was here. I enjoyed watching Brother Tommy Ford
    and listening to him on talk shows. He has other work to do. May Peace and Blessing be on his beautiful children. AsSalaam Alaikum.
    Royce R. Oatis

  3. Curt Dale on said:

    May peace and blessings be upon with you Mr.Ford , and may your family be bless and comfort but rejoice full that for your with them.

  4. Tamara on said:

    To the family of our beloved Tommy. May GOD continue to hold you all close in His arms. To be absent from this body is to be present with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Tommy will be missed by so many in the industry, but not as much as you all;his family. May GOD strengthen your hearts and souls. My sincere prayers to you all. God Bless.

  5. Stephanie Holmes on said:

    Tommy is truly going to be missed between my friends and I. I am the Tommy of my four girlfriends. He was so hilarious on Martin and sometimes made the show, for me. As the judge on the comedy show he was on he was off the chain. His comedy is truly going to be missed. People slept on him as a comedian.

  6. Zippore Russell on said:

    Rest in Heaven Tommy, Thank you for the many hours of laughter. To the family, please accept my prayers and condolences upon your loss. To be absent the body is to be present with the Lord. May God bless you with comfort and peace over the upcoming days.

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