Thomas Mikal Ford, famous for his role as "Tommy" in the hit ‘90s show Martin, is reportedly on life support, TMZ reports.
According to the entertainment site, Ford is currently fighting for his life at an Atlanta hospital. He was admitted Sunday after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen, his wife told TMZ.
On Wednesday afternoon, friend and fellow actor Anthony Anderson tweeted that Ford had passed away. The tweet was later deleted.
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Other stars have come forth to quiet the rumors, saying that while Ford is fighting for his life, he is alive at this time.
Prayers up! @BigTommyFord, who played Tommy on Martin. His wife, Gina, says he's on life support after suffering an aneurysm in his stomach— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 12, 2016
TOMMY FORD has NOT passed!! He's not doing well at all. Keep praying FOR A MIRACLE!!!!— Terri Vaughn (@terrijvaughn) October 12, 2016
Actor Tommy Ford, has NOT passed away, his agent tells me. A lot of erroneous reports out there.— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) October 12, 2016
Ford is best known for his role as Martin Lawrence’s unemployed friend in Martin, as well as a reoccurring role in New York Undercover. He is also well known for his part in the 1989 film Harlem Nights.
This is a developing story.