‘Spike Lee’ star Thomas Jefferson Byrd was found dead in Atlanta on Saturday. He was shot multiple times and killed.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd was seen in many Spike Lee’s movies like Clockers, Chi-raq, Bamboozled and He Got Game.
The 70 year old actor was found shot multiple times. Police found him after a call around 1.45 a.m. on Saturday with many gunshots in the back. Police found him unresponsive. Medical officers declared him dead on the site in City’s southwest side.
Lee in his instagram posts expressed his grief. He remembered the actor’s performances in many films and talked about how he ‘did his thang’. Also Thomas Jefferson byrd’s co-star Viola Davis took her condolences to Twitter. She tweeted about how 2020 sucks.
Police spokesperson officer Anthony Grant stated that homicide detectives have taken over and refused to provide any further details.
Thomas Jefferson Byrd was born in Griffin, south of Atlanta. He did his graduation from Morris Brown College and California Institute Of The Arts. He was also a theatre actor and worked in many films with director Lee.