Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor greatest recognized for showing in a number of Spike Lee movies was discovered lifeless in an obvious capturing, 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 mentioned that officers had been dispatched at 1:45 AM on Saturday (October 4) and “situated a male mendacity unresponsive on the location.”
The actor was pronounced lifeless 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 Faculty after which later obtained a Grasp of Positive Arts diploma in dance on the California Institute of the Arts. For 3 a long time, he starred in almost two dozen movies similar to Set It Off, Ray, and Brooklyn’s Best.
Earlier at present, Lee took to Instagram to honor the late actor who was an integral determine in a number of the director’s hit movies like He Acquired Sport, Pink Hook Summer time, and Clockers. “I’m So Unhappy To Announce The Tragic Homicide Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Final Night time In Atlanta,Georgia,” He wrote. “Tom Is My Man.”
“Could We All Want Condolences And Blessings To His Household. Relaxation In Peace Brother Byrd,” he continued.
Byrd’s loss of life is at the moment beneath investigation.