UPDATED: Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 P.M. EST

Thomas Mikal Ford, one of the infectious stars of hit 90’s sitcom, Martin, was taken off of life support at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to TMZ.

Previous reports confirmed the actor was hospitalized on Sunday after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. In his last moments, he was surrounded by family and friends, TMZ writes.

Ford’s rep, J Pervis Talent, released a statement on behalf of Ford’s family, confirming the news:

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.

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Twitter and Instagram erupted with condolences for the celebrated actor:

Rest In Peace #TommyFord. God bless his loved ones

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Rest in peace Tommy. Gone but not forgotten!

SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram

Thomas Mikal Ford, 52, best known for his role as “Tommy” on Martin, is interned at an Atlanta hospital on life support, according to TMZ.

Ford’s wife Gina told TMZ that he was hospitalized on Sunday for a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. His health subsequently took a downward turn, according to TMZ.

Conflicting reports about Ford’s health surfaced most of Wednesday afternoon. Several sites reported Ford was on life support, while others mourned his death.

Ford checked into the hospital for knee surgery in late September and was in recovery, according to several posts on Instagram.

Earlier on Wednesday, comedian Cedric The Entertainer sent out well wishes to the actor.

Prayers up!!🙏🏾 For #TommyFord super nice guy who is very ill and needs all of our prayers. God Bless!!!

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Ford’s work spanned several decades, with recurring roles and appearances on A Different World, New York Undercover, The Jamie Foxx Show and The Parkers. Ford also starred in several movies, including Harlem Nights.

SOURCE: TMZ  | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram


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