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Thomas Jefferson Byrd Dead - Actor Shot & Killed at 70

Thomas Jefferson Byrd Dead - Actor Shot & Killed at 70

Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been killed.

The Clockers actor, best known as being part of several Spike Lee films, died after being shot to death on Saturday (October 3), the Atlanta Police Department confirmed to Variety on Sunday (October 4).

“On Saturday, Atlanta police officers were dispatched to 2259 Belvedere Ave., responding to a call about an injured person at 1:45 a.m. Upon arrival, officers located Byrd lying unresponsive at the location. Emergency medial services responded to the scene, identified Byrd and pronounced him dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. Homicide detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident, and the investigation is currently ongoing. The Atlanta Police Department tells Variety that the information is preliminary in nature and could change as the investigation continues or new information comes to light,” the outlet reports.

ā€œIā€™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,ā€ Spike Lee wrote on social media.

Our thoughts are with Thomas Jefferson Byrd‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

We have sadly lost these stars in 2020.

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