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Actor Sean Lampkin has been confirmed dead at age 54.

The world of television was rocked when fans of 90s sitcom, Martin, found out that one of their favorite cast members had passed away. Sean Lampkin, who is best known for his role of Nipsey, died on March 8. He was 54 years old.

Sean Lampkin Dead: TV and Film Appearances

Atlanta Black Star recently broke the news about Lampkin’s death. He was pretty close with his co-star, Martin Lawrence. Sean Lampkin appeared in Life and Big Mama’s House, but his fans knew him best on Martin. The news of Lampkin’s death first appeared on Facebook. His close friend, Marsel Watts is the one who broke the news to fans. He wrote, “My friend, my last roommate for 10 years, a father and family man, my brother, skate buddy, business partner, and trainer passed away this morning. RIP Sean Lampkin. BKA as Nipsey the bartender on Martin, The pest control man in Bad Boys, the cab driver in Big Mamas House, and the shooter in Life.”

Dave Chapelle with Sean Lampkin- Instagram
Dave Chapelle with Sean Lampkin- Instagram

Watts went on, “He was a black belt in karate too. He worked for Martin Lawrence for decades as his right-hand man. No Martin without Sean. When Sean would come by my house to get clothing that I sold him he’d have Martin in the car waiting. He’d be like Martin say hi to Marsel.”

Tributes To Sean On Social Media

As soon as Sean Lampkin’s friends, fans, and followers heard of his passing, there were endless tributes to him all over social media. One of his closest friends, Guy Torry, wrote a special tribute to him on Instagram after hearing of his death. Torry shared with his fans that he thought that Lampkin was very “funny and underrated.” It was clear that his friends enjoyed being around him and were very upset by his tragic passing.

Martin Lawrence- Instagram
Martin Lawrence- Instagram

Even though his friends and family did not spell out exactly how he passed away, his cousin, Memnar Grayton hinted that he had died in his sleep. Grayton also wrote about Lampkin’s love of Taekwondo and how he had done some work as a Taekwondo master for young children in the Los Angeles area. Not only was Sean Lampkin a hilarious comedian, but it also turns out that he had a special place in his heart for helping others.

It is clear from all of the tributes on social media that Lampkin made an impression on everyone in his life. He worked hard and wanted to make people laugh. His friends and family will continue to grieve his passing. What did you think of his role on Martin? We would love to hear your thoughts on his passing.

Rest in peace, Sean Lampkin.

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