Biography - Tommy Ford and Dylan Rieder Dead

Tommy Ford and Dylan Rieder Biography DeadDylan Joseph Rieder (May 26, 1988 – October 12, 2016) was an American professional skateboarder and model. Born Dylan Joseph Rieder, in Westminster, California, to Joe Rieder, a barber, and Dana, née Webb, now Ortiz. He has a younger sister, Makenna. At age 9 he started skating. Rieder turned pro at 18 for Alien Workshop with his breakout part in Transworld Skateboarding's 2006 video A Time To Shine.

His Stance was goofy. His sponsors included HUF, Fucking Awesome, Supreme, Spitfire and Thunder. He left Alien Workshop when Dill and Ave dropped out in 2013 and started their own outfit. Rieder then switched to their firm, "Fucking Awesome". Dylan Rieder took part in the 2014 Spring Ad Campaign of DKNY along with Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn. Rieder died at the age of 28 on October 12, 2016, due to complications from leukemia, surrounded by family and friends.

Tommy Ford and Dylan Rieder Biography DeadThomas Mikal Ford - Thomas Mikal Ford (June 15, 1962 – October 12, 2016), known and also credited as Tommy Ford, was an American actor who was best known for his role as Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin, and for his recurring role as Mel Parker in the UPN sitcom The Parkers. Ford died on October 12, 2016, at an Atlanta area hospital after an aneurysm in his abdomen ruptured. He was 54.

In Martin, Ford played Tommy Strawn who was, at times, the straight man for Martin Lawrence's jokes, but he very often inserted scene-stealing "bald-headed logic" and witty comments in odd situations. Also, his character was often the subject of many jokes regarding his mysterious employment status though Tisha Campbell-Martin revealed he was a counselor and presumably unemployed after Ford complained that his character lacked development. Ford received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. After Martin ended, Ford found success in the FOX detective drama New York Undercover. He played the role of Lieutenant Malcolm Barker.

Tommy Ford and Dylan Rieder Biography DeadFord played a recurring role in the UPN sitcom The Parkers as Nikki's ex-husband (and Kim's father), Mel Parker, in 7 episodes. He played Ben Cummings in The Power of Passion as one of the characters whose wife cheats on him with the pastor. He was also known as The Pope of Comedy, due to exposure as a judge on TV One's comedy competition show Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? In film, Ford appeared in the Kid 'n Play movie Class Act as Mink. In Harlem Nights he played Tommy Smalls, the brother of Arsenio Hall's character. He can also be seen in the 1997 crime drama Against the Law.
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