Tommy Ford, who famously played Tommy on the ’90s sitcom “Martin” — is off life support and passed at a Atlanta hospital after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen his wife tells TMZ.
Ford had been hospitalized since Sunday and his health has declined ever since.
He spent the better part of two days on life support and it’s being reported that he is now dead.
Earlier, Ford’s friend Actor Anthony Anderson, tweeted that Ford had died — but at the time, he was still alive.
Tommy starred in all 5 seasons of “Martin” as the title character’s level-headed best friend, who often played a straight man to Martin’s crazy antics. Known for his phrase “I gotta job dawg,” The Show Martin transcended racial barriers and is still aired on many networks around the world.
Tommy also appeared on “New York Undercover,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “The Parkers.”
Ford has many ties to the Christian community. Choosing to work on several Christian themed films including “In God’s Hands” and most recently “He Watches Over Me.” He also has ties to the Christian label Tyscot Music & Entertainment, who produced and distributed his positive film “Switching Lanes” which Ford directed.
Ford also wrote children’s books that promoted drug-free and violence-free lifestyles.