Breaking: Thomas Mikal Ford Dies at 52

CHICAGO - MARCH 08:  Actor Tommy Ford, of the stage play "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" is interviewed in the "V103-FM Coca-Cola Lounge" in Chicago, Illinois on MARCH 08, 2013.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Breaking: Thomas Mikal Ford Dies at 52

The 'Martin' star had been on life support since Sunday.

Published October 12, 2016

Sad news: Martin star Thomas Mikal Ford has died after fighting for his life in an Atlanta hospital. He was 52.

The sitcom star, who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy on all five seasons of the classic show, suffered a stomach aneurysm and was hospitalized on Sunday.

After conflicting reports all day today, TMZ finally confirmed that Ford passed away after his family made the difficult decision to take him off of life support this afternoon. He was surrounded by friends and family during his last moments in an Atlanta hospital.

Earlier today, his wife Gina confirmed that he was on life support after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. He was first hospitalized on Sunday and his health only deteriorated from then on. 

We send our condolences to Ford's family, friends and fans during this time.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


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