As reported earlier today, actor Tommy Ford was placed on life support following a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. Unfortunately, he has passed away at the age of 54.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief.”