As you may know by now, actor Tommy Ford, who was best known for his role of Tommy on Martin, passed away on Wednesday — and the late star is receiving a lot of love online.
Ford, who was 52 years old at the time of his passing, suffered an aneurysm that ruptured in his abdomen and was put on life support before the plug was pulled yesterday.
Even though Ford may be gone, he apparently had a lot of people who cared about him as various friends like Steve Harvey, Vivica A. Fox, and other stars took to Instagram and Twitter to pay tribute to the late actor.
The co-creator and star of Martin, Martin Lawrence, who also happened to play Tommy’s BFF in the show, was among the celebs to leave a heartwarming message as he wrote on IG, saying:
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 familyA photo posted by @martinlawrence on Oct 12, 2016 at 12:03pm PDT
The comedic actor later posted another message saying:
My brother…we were friends way b4 the Martin show & I’m glad we were able to show true friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love to the world and you will be greatly missed. God Bless to you and the family. Rest In Peace my brother. #TommyFord #BrotherforlifeA photo posted by @martinlawrence on Oct 12, 2016 at 7:23pm PDT
Of course Lawrence wasn’t the only star who was saddened by the news as other celebs took to social media to share:
NOOO! Just hearing about the passing of #TommyFord WOW! My heart is SOO sad RIP my friend! My deepest sympathies n prayers go 2 his family├░┼╕╦£ΓÇí pic.twitter.com/oqT3kaKFpg
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) October 12, 2016
RIP Tommy Ford. Always had a smile on his face.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) October 12, 2016
The world is going to greatly miss all the joy and laughter that you brought to it. Thinking of Tommy Ford├óΓé¼Γäós family and friends today.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) October 12, 2016
Friend Bill Bellamy also took to IG to share:
Today I received some sad news that I have lost my brother and cast member #tommyford We bonded over 5 seasons of #whosgotjokes a show that highlighted so many of the next generation comedians. I just want the fans to pray for all of our families . This has been a tough month on us all. Pray [email protected] will make a fantastic recovery. Pray for the Ford family during this sad time. I will always remember Tommy’s laugh!’ It always made everyone laugh.. Lol. #RIPTommyA photo posted by Bill Bellamy (@billbellamy) on Oct 12, 2016 at 3:02pm PDT