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Martin's Tommy Ford Hospitalized — as Costars Rush 'to Be By His Side'

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Tommy Ford, a star of ’90s sitcom Martin, has been hospitalized, a rep for the actor confirms to PEOPLE.

Ford, who appeared on all five seasons of the series from 1992 to 1997, has been on life support at an Atlanta hospital since Sunday after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen, according to TMZ.

Since his hospitalization over the weekend, a source tells PEOPLE that the actor’s costars are traveling to Atlanta to be with the actor, including Tichina Arnold who “dropped everything” to be with Ford.

“She just dropped everything to fly out there. She was supposed to be on a carpet, but this is way more important. She’s not the only one, the entire Martin cast is getting together to be by his side,” the source tells PEOPLE of Arnold, star of Survivor’s Remorse.

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The source adds, “He’s not dead despite some reports but they’re rallying the troops. The cast is all still really close and everybody talks. It’s definitely a shock, he was not in poor health. She’s kept in contact throughout the years and this is just sad for all of them.”

Arnold, who played Tommy’s girlfriend Pamela James on the series, said in a statement to PEOPLE: “My heart is with the family and I just hope everyone respects their privacy at this time.”

Ford’s other notable on-screen credits include Harlem Nights, Across the Tracks, The Parkers and Love Ain’t Suppose to Hurt: The Wedding.