‘Martin’ Star Tommy Ford Dies From Abdominal Aneurysm

Tommy Ford, known for his role in Martin, died after suffering an abdominal aneurysm.

Ford played Tommy Strawn in the sitcom, Martin’s best friend who’s running joke was that he never seemed to have job (even though he really did). He and Lawrence were best friends offscreen as well as on.

The actor was admitted to a hospital in Atlanta after suffering the aneurysm and passed away as a result on Wednesday (Oct11).

“Tommy was not only a great co-star but he was a great man and friend. He always brought with him his spirituality, a positive attitude and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family,” Lawrence told People in a statment.

Tommy’s former co-stars from the 5-season long series have already begun posting tributes to their friend:

Prayers are always needed for so many life circumstances. Prayers do change things. Thank you.. TICHINA

A photo posted by TICHINA ARNOLD (@tichinaarnold) on

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Tommy Ford.

Photo Credit: Martin Lawrence/Instagram