Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor finest recognized for showing in a number of Spike Lee movies was discovered useless in an obvious taking pictures, the director confirmed on Sunday.
Fox News stories that 70-year-old Thomas Jefferson Byrd was murdered in Atlanta. In a press release given to the information platform, the Atlanta Police division stated that officers had been dispatched at 1:45 AM on Saturday (October 4) and “positioned a male mendacity unresponsive on the location.”
The actor was pronounced useless from a number of gunshot wounds to the again.
“Murder detectives responded to the scene and are working to find out the circumstances surrounding the incident,” the assertion continues. The investigation continues right now.”
Byrd was a highly-talented, Tony award-nominated actor who obtained a Bachelor’s of Science diploma in schooling at Morris Brown School after which later obtained a Grasp of Effective Arts diploma in dance on the California Institute of the Arts. For 3 a long time, he starred in practically two dozen movies resembling Set It Off, Ray, and Brooklyn’s Most interesting.
Earlier at present, Lee took to Instagram to honor the late actor who was an integral determine in a few of the director’s hit movies like He Obtained Sport, Purple Hook Summer season, and Clockers. “I’m So Unhappy To Announce The Tragic Homicide Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Final Evening In Atlanta,Georgia,” He wrote. “Tom Is My Man.”
“Might We All Want Condolences And Blessings To His Household. Relaxation In Peace Brother Byrd,” he continued.
Byrd’s demise is presently beneath investigation.