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Tommy Ford Dead: Martin Lawrence and More Stars Share Moving Tributes

Martin Lawrence has paid tribute to his former costar Tommy Ford in a moving Instagram post. Ford died at age 52 on Wednesday, October 12.

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“My brother…we were friends way b4 the Martin show & I’m glad we were able to show true friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love to the world and you will be greatly missed,” Lawrence, 51, captioned a black-and-white photo of Ford. “God Bless to you and the family. Rest In Peace my brother. #TommyFord #Brotherforlife.”

Lawrence and Ford costarred on the comedy Martin for five seasons from 1992 to 1997. Lawrence played a radio and TV personality who often got into shenanigans with his best friend, Tommy Strawn, played by Ford.

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Tommy Ford on March 24, 2016, in Atlanta.

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As previously reported, Ford checked into an Atlanta hospital on Sunday for a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen and was placed on life support. He was surrounded by family when he passed away.

Many more of Ford’s famous friends shared their condolences on social media. “This is terrible news, man. #RIP,” Steve Harvey tweeted on Wednesday.

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“NOOO! Just hearing about the passing of #TommyFord WOW!” Vivica A. Fox added. “My heart is SOO sad RIP my friend! My deepest sympathies n prayers go 2 his family.”

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