Actor Tommy Ford died on October 12, 2016 in an Atlanta area hospital. The cause of death is listed as a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. He acted in several popular TV series and a few films, as well. His friends in the industry have offered condolences to his grieving family.
Upon hearing the news that Tommy Ford had passed earlier today, many are grieving the loss of great comic, but many are unaware about the “Martin” character, prompting many to ask, “Who is Tommy Ford?” Ford was an American actor who was best known for his roles on several popular TV series and programs. He also acted in a few films. Ford died on October 12, 2016 in an Atlanta hospital. People are asking “How did Tommy Ford die?” Don’t worry, we will tell you about Tommy Ford’s cause of death right here.
What Is an Aneurysm?
Ford died in an Atlanta area hospital, after an aneurysm in his abdomen ruptured. An aneurysm is a localized, blood-filled, balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. Aneurysms can occur in any blood vessel, including the brain and the heart. A ruptured aneurysm can lead to bleeding, often causing death. The aneurysm that killed Ford ruptured in his stomach. The word aneurysm is derived from the Greek language word “aneurysma.” “Aneurysma” means “dilation.”
“Tommy, You Ain’t Got No Job!”
Though Ford acted in several TV series like A Different World, New York Undercover, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Parkers, Who’s Got Jokes, and Let’s Stay Together, he was most known and loved for his appearances in Martin. Martin was comedian Martin Lawrence’s sitcom, and it was highly popular in the ’90s. In Martin, Ford played the role of Tommy Strawn, who was the constant butt of Lawrence’s jokes. Ford was so good in his role that often he would steal the scene with his “bald-headed logic” and witty comments in odd situations. The audience loved his character as his classic expressions always gave them the greatest laughs. Lawrence would often poke fun at Tommy’s character for not having a job, and it was always very vague as to what his profession actually was. It prompted the classic Martin catch phrase, “Job? Tommy, you ain’t got no job!”
Loss of a Wonderful Friend
Ford’s death has come as a shock to his fans and his friends in the acting community. Martin Lawrence, who worked with Ford for years, has said that Ford was a great man and friend. He said that he had lost a wonderful friend. Other artists have also lamented the death of Ford saying that he was a very talented actor and a good human being. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Gone Too Soon
Ford was hospitalized on October 9, 2016 when an aneurysm ruptured in his stomach. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where he was placed on life support. However on October 12, 2016, he passed away. Ford was just 52 years old at the time of his death. A life taken too soon. His family is grieving at their loss. R.I.P. Tommy Ford. You gave us many laughs that we will always remember.