R.I.P: How Did Comedian Tommy of Martin TV Show Died…and How Old Was He?

Posted on Oct 13 2016 - 6:30am by Ratchet Queens Staff

Tommy (real/full name: Thomas Mikal Ford) is dead! How did comedian Tommy of Martin TV show died? Read to find out

How Did Tommy of Martin TV Show Died and How Old Was He?

So how did comedian Tommy of Martin TV show died? “He didn’t have a job mannnn.” Tommy (real/full name: Thomas Mikal Ford), best known for his comedy in the 1990’s popular TV show ‘Martin’ was pronounced dead this afternoon (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) in the comfort of his family in friends; including the entire casts of Martin. So how old was Tommy when he died? Tommy was only 52 years old. The family put out a statement on Instagram about Tommy’s death that reads:

“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,” posted on Tommy’s IG account. . “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 let’s all be grateful for a life well served.”

How did comedian Tommy of Martin TV show died? He died of abdomen aneurysm. Basically, something inside of him burst. Tommy was hospitalized in Emory University hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where he died shortly after. Tichina Arnold who played Pam on Martin was by his side the entire time. A source said she even told Tommy jokingly that he can’t die cause he still have to get a job. Pam is most famous line on the show is ‘Tommy, you ain’t got no job mannnn’ every time he said he ad to go to work.

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“She just dropped everything to fly out there. She was supposed to be on a carpet, but this is way more important,” a source told People Magazine. “She’s not the only one, the entire Martin cast is getting together to be by his side.” All his former co-stars, including Arnold, Martin Lawrence (MartinPayne) , Tisha Campbell-Martin (Gina), and Carl Anthony Payne II (Cole) posted shots of Tommy on Instagram. They ask their fans to pray for his soul and the family. “Prayers up for my brother @BigTommyFord and his family,” Martin posted on twitter. How did comedian Tommy of Martin TV show died? Tommy death is due to abdomen aneurysm, just a reminder.

“Tommy was not only a great costar but he was a great man and friend,” Martin told EW after Tommy’s death. “He always brought with him his spirituality a positive attitude and so much joy. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family,” he continue.

Watch Tommy’s memorable moments on Martin:

Tommy was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California. His real/full name was Thomas Mikal Ford, but he played ‘Tommy,’ an unemployed friends of Martin, Gina and Cole and sometimes boyfriend of Pam. Tommy won the Academic Image Award an 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

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Before casted Tommy on the TV show Martin, he played Tommy Smalls in Harlem Nights; a comedy movie starring comedian and actor, Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Tommy also appeared in The Parkers with Mo’Nique and cop drama New York Undercover.  So how did comedian Tommy of Martin TV show died? abdomen aneurysm!

Tommy of Martin TV Show

Tommy continued to work in the 2000s by written and publishing a number of children books (see in Tommy’s website), tour the country as a motivational speaker and recently acted a judge on Bill Bellamy’s NBC comedy reality show,  Last Comic Standing. Tommy was a very funny comedian who spent his entire life making people laugh.

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We all can agree that he would want us to send him off with “Tommy, you ain’t got no job mannnnn.” R.I.P Tommy, you did finally get a job and we’re all proud of you. Another young black man gone too soon. Why did we start the article with a joke? Well,

What’s your memory of Tommy?