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'Martin' actor Thomas Ford dies at 52

'Martin' actor Thomas Ford dies at 52

Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 52.

The actor played the level-headed pal of Lawrence on "Martin" for the show's entire five-year run. One running joke was about his apparent lack of employment, prompting the catch phrase: "You don't got no job, Tommy!"

"It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykal Ford," the family said in a statement. "On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and...