News of Tommy Ford’s death trended throughout the evening on social media, a reminder of that Martin was, and still remains, a cultural juggernaut.
The show ran for five seasons from 1992 to 1997, and fan-favorite Ford appeared in all of them.
Stars from music, film and comedy all shared their memories of the hit ’90s show and their favorite “Tommy” moments.
PEOPLE reported that some of his co-stars, like Tichinia Arnold, rushed to his side in Atlanta upon hearing that he was on life support on Sunday.
Arnold played Tommy’s girlfriend Pamela on the series, telling PEOPLE: “My heart is with the family and I just hope everyone respects their privacy at this time. Ford died after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen.
Check out the other celebrities who sent the late star love.
There's not a episode of Martin I don't know!! I'm saddened to just hear about Tommy😞my prayers go out 2 his family & friends..🙏🏾 wow— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 13, 2016
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RIP Tommy Ford. Always had a smile on his face.— Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) October 12, 2016
RIP Tommy Ford. Thank you for sharing your gift with us my brother.— Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) October 12, 2016
It's confirmed… Tommy Ford has passed away. Rest in Paradise brother. https://t.co/1mP4crEDNF— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) October 12, 2016
This is really sad. Way too young. RIP Tommy. https://t.co/VtFm6WtPAo— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) October 12, 2016
LL Cool J
The world is going to greatly miss all the joy and laughter that you brought to it. Thinking of Tommy Ford’s family and friends today.— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) October 12, 2016
David Alan Grier
Rest n Peace Tommy Ford. Your spirit will be missed.— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) October 12, 2016