Contrary to reports, actor Thomas Mikal Ford is not dead but he is on life support. According to TMZ, Ford suffered a stomach aneurysm and was rushed to an Atlanta hospital.
The 54-year-old actor had been hospitalized since Sunday (Oct. 9) but unfortunately his health has deteriorated since then. Ford’s wife, Gina, is asking fans for their prayers.
Ford is famously and affectionately known as “Tommy,” a character he played on all five season of Martin. He was the debonair best friend of Martin who mysteriously didn’t have a job.
The veteran actor also appeared on New York Undercover, The Parkers and The Jamie Foxx Show. Upon hearing the news of Ford’s condition, fans went on social media to tweet out prayers and good wishes.
We hope that Ford pulls through and we want to send our prayers to his family as well.
Check out Twitter reactions below.
All of these reports (some now deleted) are WRONG.
Tommy Ford is NOT DEAD.
PLEASE keep him in your prayers.
Prayer works! pic.twitter.com/HVOgfKNCUP
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) October 12, 2016
Come on social media we can't be putting people in the grave before they are actually there. You can pull through #Tommy you got this.
— Keena Ferguson (@keenastar) October 12, 2016
Tommy Ford from 'Martin' is on life support, this is a sad day man.
— Spiritual Thug (@NelsonEmpowered) October 12, 2016
Get well soon tommy
— ☁️ (@Tate_kobang) October 12, 2016
Tommy Ford from "Martin" is on life support…keep him in ur prayers
— Lucille (@lana_manilow) October 12, 2016
U ain't got no job Tommy … I hope he pulls through
— aaron slatton (@Aboogie312) October 12, 2016