A week after the death of actor Tommy Ford, his “Martin” co-stars reunited at his funeral on Wednesday evening.
Tisha Campbell, Carl Payne and Tichina Arnold, who played Gina, Cole and Pam, respectively, posed for a photo together at the service, which was shared by Arnold on her Instagram account.
“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,” Arnold wrote in the photo’s caption. “Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten.”
Although the star of the 1990s series, Martin Lawrence, wasn’t in the photo, Arnold assured fans that the comedian was in attendance. “And please don’t ask, ‘Where’s Martin?’ He was there too… Just not in this picture. God bless you all. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow.”
While Lawrence has remained relatively quiet since Ford’s sudden death, in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence called Ford a “great man and friend.”
“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. I am sad the world lost a great talent and that I lost a wonderful friend. God bless him and his family,” said Lawrence.
Known for his role as Tommy on the show, Ford passed away on Oct. 12. He was 52 years old. Ford was hospitalized on Oct. 9 and suffered a ruptured aneurysm a few days later. This led Ford to being placed on life support. As his health kept decline, Ford’s wife and his family made the decision to turn off life support.