Tommy Ford "Martin" actor dies at 52

Tommy Ford played Tommy Strawn, Martin Lawrence's best pal on five seasons of "Martin," which aired from 1992 to 1997. 

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Tommy Ford, who was popular for his role as Tommy Strawn in the '90s television series "Martin" is dead at 52.

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According to reports, the actor who passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, was on life support at an Atlanta hospital after suffering a ruptured aneurysm on Sunday.

 

Tommy Ford played Tommy Strawn, Martin Lawrence's best pal on five seasons of "Martin," which aired from 1992 to 1997. 

Following his death, fans and celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay their respects, including his co-star and friend, Martin Lawrence.


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On October 7th, the actor who was recovering from knee replacement surgery which he underwent two weeks ago, wrote on Instagram, “Working really hard in physical therapy! My progress is amazing! Thank you for all of your prayers and words of encouragement! I'm excited about getting back to work!”

Ford's other acting credit includes his role as Lieutenant Malcolm Barker on Fox's "New York Undercover"  and Mel Parker on UPN's "The Parkers."

He also played the Pope of Comedy on "Who's Got Jokes"  with Bill Bellamy.

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