This year took yet another Black entertainment icon with yesterday’s (October 12) announcement of Thomas "Tommy" Mikal Ford‘s death. He was 52.
People confirmed Ford’s death after TMZ reported he was on life support following a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. He is best known for his role as "Tommy Strawn" on Martin Lawrence‘s eponymous 90s sitcom. He also appeared in "New York Undercover" and "The Parkers," among many other projects.
Fans mourned Ford’s passing on social media by posting their favorite Tommy moments with the hashtag #RIPTommy:
RT If you remember this episode #RIPTommypic.twitter.com/UFSHGAl8il
— Brother Darkness (@BroDarkness_) October 13, 2016
Martin losing his mind in court with Tommy. What does "GTD" stand for?. #RIPTommy pic.twitter.com/zFVLW6fxFs
— M. Davis (@MykeOPUS) October 12, 2016
Forever making us laugh on Martin. #RIPTommy pic.twitter.com/1F7QVLp2po
— #SMOEDAF (@Justinisbae_94) October 13, 2016
Funniest episode!!!!!!!#RIPTommy pic.twitter.com/7eTTZzjwKW
— Will (@CoolStoryWill) October 13, 2016
This really hit home…It’s really so hard to say goodbye #RipTommypic.twitter.com/DoskaI5UYJ
— Jeezy BabyMuva (@Yanni_Fontane) October 12, 2016
What is your favorite Tommy Mikal Ford moment on "Martin"? Let us know in the comments.