Steve Harvey, Vivica A. Fox and more members of Hollywood are mourning the death of Tommy Ford, who died Wednesday at age 52.
Ford, who was a star on the ’90s comedic sitcom Martin, was hospitalized at the time of his death, a rep for the actor confirmed to PEOPLE. He had been hospitalized and on life support after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen, according to TMZ.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “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.”
Numerous A-listers took to social media to express their condolences on the passing of the Martin actor, who played Tommy Strawn on all five seasons.
Today I received some sad news that I have lost my brother and cast member #tommyford We bonded over 5 seasons of #whosgotjokes a show that highlighted so many of the next generation comedians. I just want the fans to pray for all of our families . This has been a tough month on us all. Pray that @rodneyperrylive will make a fantastic recovery. Pray for the Ford family during this sad time. I will always remember Tommy's laugh!' It always made everyone laugh.. Lol. #RIPTommy