Who is Thomas Jefferson Byrd? Thomas Jefferson Byrd Bio/Wiki
Thomas Jefferson Byrd was an actor from America. He was born on June 25, 1950, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He was 70 years old.
Byrd graduated from Morris Brown College with a Bachelor of Science in Education and later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the California Academy of the Arts.
He has starred in several regional stage productions, including the award-winning “Spunk” performance by the San Diego Repertory Theatre. He has also starred in “Home” by Samm-Art Evans, “Two Trains Going,” “The Piano Lesson” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at the Alliance Theater, “Flyin ‘West,” “Hamlet” and “Miss Evers’ Boys” at the Indiana Repertory, and in other “Flyin’ West” productions at the Brook Theater. In several Spike Lee films, including Clockers, Get on the Bus, Bamboozled, Red Hook Season, and Chi-Raq, Byrd appeared.
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On October 3, 2020, Byrd was found murdered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Director Spike Lee revealed on Instagram on Sunday that actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was murdered on Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia. The manager, who had worked on several films with Byrd, wrote, “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”
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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.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Officials said he died of multiple bullet wounds to the back and an investigation is pending. TMZ said the Atlanta Police Department responded at 1:45 a.m. to a call reporting an injured person. Byrd was found with several gunshot injuries to his back, according to the outlet, and was unresponsive. He was declared dead by first services. An investigation, the outlet notes, is pending.