‘Martin’ Cast Reunites for Tommy Ford’s Funeral
A few cast members (not including Martin Lawrence) posed for group photo at the memorial service for Tommy Ford on Wednesday evening (Oct. 20).
Tisha Campbell, Carl Payne and Tichina Arnold, who played Gina, Cole, and Pam respectively, posed for a sentimental group photo and smiled in remembrance of their longtime friend. Arnold posted the image to Instagram and captioned it.
“Today was not easy... but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years,” she wrote. “Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten.”
Ford, 52, was taken off life support at an Atlanta hospital on Oct.12 after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. His longtime friend and co-star Martin Lawrence mourned the loss, joining the outpour of fans that paid tribute all over social media with photos, memes, their favorite Martin moments.
"We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship on-screen," Martin Lawrence tweeted. "You brought a lot of love 2 the world & you'll be greatly missed."
Lawrence also released a statement to EW expressing sorrow about the untimely loss of Ford.
“Tommy was not only a great costar but he was a great man and friend. He always brought with him his spirituality a positive attitude and so much joy," Lawrence said. "I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family.”