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.

"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."

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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. Paras Griffin/Getty Images

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.

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

"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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