Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd Was Killed In Atlanta
Written by BET on October 4, 2020
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an actor greatest recognized for showing in a number of Spike Lee movies was discovered useless 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 stated that officers have 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 presently.”
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 many years, he starred in almost two dozen movies corresponding to Set It Off, Ray, and Brooklyn’s Best.
Earlier immediately, 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 Obtained Sport, Pink Hook Summer season, 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 presently beneath investigation.