Martin Lawrence and Other Stars Mourn Tommy Ford

Martin Lawrence and other Hollywood stars are grieving the loss of their companion and kindred performing artist Tommy Portage, who passed on Wednesday at age 52.

Passage was best known for playing Tommy Strawn nearby Lawrence amid each of the five periods of "Martin," which disclosed on Fox from 1992 to 1997.

Taking after reports prior in the day that Passage was in a coma at an Atlanta healing center in the wake of anguish a burst aneurysm in his belly, his operator, Satisfaction Pervis, affirmed to ABC News that he kicked the bucket Wednesday.

Portage's family said in an announcement, "It is with awesome pity that we declare the unfavorable going of our darling Child, father, sibling, spouse, and companion Tommy Mykal Passage. For the family, we might want to thank everybody for their adoration, support and petitions. Memorial service game plans will be anticipated. If it's not too much trouble regard the security of the Passage family amid our season of despondency."

"Martin" Performer Tommy Portage Has Kicked the bucket

Lawrence at first reacted to reports that Portage had been hospitalized, tweeting a photograph of himself with Passage and composing, "Petitions up for my sibling @BigTommyFord and his family."

Later, he paid tribute to his companion and cast mate on Instagram.

"Tommy was an extraordinary co star as well as he was an awesome man and companion," Lawrence composed close to a photograph of both of them. "He generally carried with him his most profound sense of being an uplifting mentality thus much happiness. I am miserable the world lost an awesome ability and that I lost a magnificent companion. God favor him and his family."

Hours after the fact, Lawrence posted another photograph of Passage, composing, "My brother...we were companions way b4 the Martin demonstrate and I'm happy we could indicate genuine fellowship on-screen. You conveyed a ton of affection to the world and you will be incredibly missed. God Favor to you and the family. Rest In Peace my sibling."

He finished up with the hashtag, "#Brotherforlife."

Lawrence was joined by a tune of different big names grieving Portage on online networking, including Bill Bellamy, who worked with Passage for five seasons on television One's "Who Has Jokes."

"Petition God for the Passage family amid this tragic time," Bellamy composed on Instagram. "I will never forget Tommy's snicker!' It generally made everybody giggle."
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