The artist was shot several times in the back. Authorities are investigating the incident
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Thomas Jefferson Byrd was shot and killed in Atlanta
Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was killed by several shots this Saturday in Atlanta , according to what was confirmed by the Police Department of that city in the United States.
Emergency medical services, meanwhile, identified Byrd and pronounced him dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the back.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd had appearances in numerous films by director Spike Lee
The authorities are in full investigation to determine the circumstances in which the actor was killed.
Craig Wyckoff, a friend and former representative of Byrd, told local Fox News that some friends told him that the actor had an argument in a store before returning home.
The person Byrd argued with – according to Wyckoff's account – followed the actor home and shot him three times in the back.
Byrd, one of Spike Lee's favorite actors, appeared in several of the renowned director's films: “Clockers”, “Get on the Bus”, “Bamboozled”, “Chi-Raq”, “Red Hook Summer”, “Girl 6 “and” Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. “ He also had roles in Antoine Fuqua's “Best of Brooklyn”; the Jamie Foxx biopic “Ray Charles” and “Set It Off” by F. Gary Gray.
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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 was one of the first to pay tribute to him on his social media: “I am very sad to announce the tragic murder of our dear brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd last night in Atlanta, Georgia. Tom is my man. They see him down here as the hideous character Errol Barnes in CLOCKERS. Brother Byrd also did his thing on CHI-RAQ, SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, RED HOOK SUMMER, BAMBOOZLED, HE GOT GAME, GET ON THE BUS, GIRL 6 and CLOCKERS. May all of us wish his family condolences and blessings. Rest in peace, Brother Byrd. “
After that publication, the renowned director also shared some scenes of Byrd in “Clockers.”
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This Is The Introduction Scene Of Thomas Jefferson Byrd's Dope Fiend Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS With Strike
Born June 25, 1950, in Griffin, Georgia, he earned a BA from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, and an MA from the California Institute of the Arts.
In addition to his participation in film and television, Jefferson Byrd also participated in numerous plays. In 2003, he was nominated for a Broadway Tony Award for Best Actor for the revival of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.