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Martin Lawrence (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) | Tommy Ford attends ASPiRE Premiere Screening of 'Magic in the Making' on March 24, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASPiRE TV)

Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence has shared his thoughts on the passing of his friend and former co-star Tommy Ford.

Lawrence posted several heartfelt messages on his social media accounts lamenting the loss of his “brother” ‘Tommy.’ Ford starred with Lawrence in the hit 90s sitcom Martin, portraying his affable and loyal best friend for five seasons.

Lawrence called Ford a “great man” who possessed “a positive attitude and so much joy.”

Actor Carl Anthony Payne also posted a tribute to Ford on Instagram. Payne starred alongside Ford and Lawrence in Martin as “Cole”