I am heartbroken to report Thomas Mikal Ford has passed away. He was 52.

The “Martin” star was hospitalized on Sunday and placed on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his stomach. He passed away on Wednesday afternoon in an Atlanta hospital surrounded by his family and close friends.

When the news broke of his grave condition, there was an outpouring of love support and prayers from his fans and industry friends, including Martin Lawrence.

Martin Lawrence - Tommy Ford


Tommy’s family released the following statement:

To all family and friends of Tommy Ford. We would like to inform everyone that our brother passed away today October 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this challenging time. He was so dearly loved by so many and for that lets all be grateful for a life well served.


I extend my deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

Rest in grace, Tommy.