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Spike Lee is mourning the tragic death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd.

In a post on his Instagram page, Spike revealed the actor, who has been a staple in many of his classic films, was murdered on Saturday night (October 3) in Atlanta.

I’m So Sad To Announce The Tragic Murder Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Last Night In Atlanta, Georgia. Tom Is My Guy, Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS. Brother Byrd Also Did His Thang In My Joints- CHI-RAQ, SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, RED HOOK SUMMER, BAMBOOZLED, HE GOT GAME, GET ON THE BUS, GIRL 6 And CLOCKERS. May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Rest In Peace Brother Byrd.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Thomas was 70.

My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved him.

May he rest in peace.

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