‘Martin Show’ Cast Attends Tommy Ford Funeral
Tommy Ford has been laid to rest. The funeral for the actor known for his role on the ‘Martin Show‘ took place Wednesday.Members from the hit show including Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Payne shared a photo of them at the service. Tichina posted the photo on Instagram, writing:
Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten…
And PLEASE don’t ask “Where’s Martin?..” he was there too…just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
Carl also shared the same photo, writing:
TODAY WASN’T EASY. WE LAID OUR BROTHER TO REST. HOWEVER THROUGH GOD’S GRACE AND THE LOVE,SUPPORT, AND PRAYERS OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND LOVED ONES ALL IS WELL..KEYS ALL REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE THE MAN WHO BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY AND LAUGHTER TO OUR LIVES ..TOMMY FORD.
P.S. Martin was here..just not in the picture
As previously reported, Tommy passed on Oct. 12, 2016, at the age of 52 years, after an aneurysm in his abdomen ruptured. His family announced the news on Instagram writing:
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief.
Ford received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on “Martin”. After Martin ended, Ford found success in the FOX detective drama New York Undercover. He played the role of Lieutenant Malcolm Barker.
Ford played a recurring role in the UPN sitcom The Parkers as Nikki’s ex-husband (and Kim’s father), Mel Parker, in 7 episodes. He played Ben Cummings in The Power of Passion as one of the characters whose wife cheats on him with the pastor.
In Harlem Nights he played Tommy Smalls, the brother of Arsenio Hall’s character. He can also be seen in the 1997 crime drama Against the Law.