Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey and others react to the death of Tommy Ford

Actor Tommy Ford, known for playing the best friend of Martin Lawrence on the ’90s sitcom Martin, passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 52.

Ford was taken to an Atlanta hospital earlier this week after he suffered a stomach aneurysm. He was then placed on life support and his family made the difficult decision to take him off of it on Wednesday afternoon.

His death was officially announced by his siblings on his Instagram page which read in part, “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.”

As news of Ford’s death spread so did the reactions from his Martin co-stars and many others who expressed their sadness over the loss via social media.

So sad to hear the news that we lost a great one. Sleep in peace brother #MikalFord AKA #Tommy “YouAintGotNoJob”

A video posted by Salt ‘N’ Pepa (@saltnpepaofficial) on

Rest In Peace #TommyFord. God bless his loved ones

A photo posted by Cedric The Entertainer (@cedtheentertainer) on

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Michelle Kapusta

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