Martin Actor Tommy Ford Dies At 52
Actor Thomas “Tommy” Ford is dead at 52.
The Los Angeles native, who hilariously played Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin alongside Martin Lawrence for 5 years during the early 90s, passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital. According to TMZ:
Ford had been on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was initially hospitalized Sunday, and his health had declined since. Family made the decision to turn off support this afternoon.
On Martin, Ford’s character Tommy was, at times, the straight man for Lawrence’s jokes, but he very often inserted scene-stealing “bald-headed logic” and witty comments in odd situations. His character was often the subject of many jokes regarding his mysterious employment status.
In addition to Martin, Ford appeared on shows like A Different World, New York Undercover and The Parkers, among others.