The Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was shot and killed in Atlanta, said the police on Sunday, known for appearing in Spike Lee’s films. The police replied to a call at about 1:45 a.m. Police spokesperson Officer Anthony Grant told me Saturday that by 70-year-old Byrd was untouched by several bullet wounds in his back.
He was pronounced dead on the southwest side of the area, where he lived, by respondent paramedics.
Grant said that murder investigators operated to identify the circumstances of the shooting and failed to provide any specific information.
He added a post on Instagram on Sunday saying that he was dissatisfied with his declaration that Byrd had been put to death and informed of how the actor had “taken a thang” in his plays, such as “Clocker” and “Chi-Raq,” “Bamboozled.” Click on the link to check it out
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I’m So Sad To Announce The Tragic Murder Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Last Night In Atlanta,Georgia. Tom Is My Guy,Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS. Brother Byrd Also Did His Thang In My Joints- CHI-RAQ,SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, RED HOOK SUMMER,BAMBOOZLED,HE GOT GAME,GET ON THE BUS,GIRL 6 And CLOCKERS. May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Rest In Peace Brother Byrd.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Lee added,” We should all wish his family comfort and blessings.” “Still in harmony, Brother Byrd.” Lee also had some of his favorite scenes told Byrd of “Clockers” and “Bamboozled.”
Byrd, who was also a stage performer, was also nominated by Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton for Tony for his Broadway role in 2003 in the revival of ‘Ma Rainey is Black Bottom.’
She stated Byrd delighted in extraordinary working with you. What a marvelous and kind entertainer you were. Elisabeth Omilami, an associate actor and a cultural organizer, told WXIA TV in Atlanta: Byrd’s a great model, actor, and friend.
He was a splendid man who squeezed his character with the entire room when he appeared, feeling that he was staying there, she says.
He campaigned for this standardized and complex structure in Hollywood and was in a circumstance to keep up his reputation flawless. She uncovered to Byrd that her significant other, the performer Afemo Omilami essentially finished his last film, Freedom’s way.