Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed


In an Instagram post Sunday, Lee said he was sad to announce Byrd’s death and recalled how the actor “did his thang” in his films including Clockers, Chi-Raq, Bamboozled, He Got Game and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, among others. Praying for your family.”
Byrd was a “brilliant dancer, actor, and friend,” Elisabeth Omilami, a fellow actor and community activist, told WXIA-TV in Atlanta. “He fought his way through this very racist and difficult Hollywood system and was able to maintain a career through it all.”
She said Byrd had just recently finished his last film, Freedom’s Path, with her husband, actor Afemo Omilami. 2020! Police responded to a call around 1:45 a.m. 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. Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis tweeted: “Oh no!!! Rest In Peace Brother Byrd.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
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Lee also shared some of his favorite scenes with Byrd from Clockers and Bamboozled. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene on the city’s southwest side, where he lived.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Grant said homicide detectives were working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting and declined to provide further details. Dutton. Actor Lori Petty tweeted: “What a man, what a talent … what a crazy loss.”
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. “He was a special person whose personality filled up the whole room when he entered you knew he was there,” she said. Saturday and found the 70-year-old Byrd unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back, police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said in a statement. May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Byrd, also a stage actor, was nominated in 2003 for a Tony for his performance in the Broadway revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. “Rest in peace, Brother Byrd.”

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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. “May we all wish condolences and blessings to his family,” Lee wrote. Whaaattt!!!”
“Loved working with you Byrd,” she wrote. So sorry your life ended this way. “What a fine actor you were. (Photo: Instagram/spikelee, David Lee)Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his roles in Spike Lee films, has been shot and killed in Atlanta, police said Sunday. By: AP | Atlanta |

October 5, 2020 7:26:39 pm

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was 70. Tom Is My Guy,Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS.