Actor Thomas Jefferson Bayard murdered in Atlanta

Actor Thomas Jefferson Bayard murdered in Atlanta, police engaged in investigation

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who has worked in several films of filmmaker Spike Lee, was assassinated in Atlanta on Saturday. Reality magazine quoted the Atlanta Police Department as giving this information. He was 70 years old.

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An injured person was reported to the police at 2.45 pm on Saturday night. Upon reaching the scene, police found Bayard unconscious. Atlanta police officers are investigating the case with a murder angle.


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Our Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd As Da Pimp “SWEETNESS” Of Coney Island In HE GOT GAME. Photo By David Lee. May Brother Byrd Be Flying Through Those Heavenly Pearly Gates. AMEN??

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Director Spike Lee paid tribute to Bayard on social media. Lee wrote, ‘I am very sorry to say that my dear brother Thomas Jefferson Bayard has been murdered in Atlanta last night. Our condolences to his family. ‘

He further wrote- I am very sad to report the tragic murder of our dear brother Thomas Jefferson Bayard in Atlanta, Georgia. You’ve seen Thomas as the character of Errol Barnes in Clockers. We all express our condolences to his family. God bless your soul.

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