It has been confirmed today that ER star, Dearon Thompson, has tragically passed away.
He was just fifty-five-years-old...
via: GettyAnd since the news of his untimely death broke, tributes from his heartbroken co-stars and fans alike have been flooding in.
RIP Dearon 'Deezer D' Thompson. I was a massive ER fan, watched every episode #Malik #ER— Laura Hargreaves (@Laura Hargreaves)1610097622.0
My heart hurts so bad right now. I just found out about the passing @DearonThompson . I knew him since I was a kid.… https://t.co/chP39LXGoZ— Jennifer Gimenez (@Jennifer Gimenez)1610080043.0
So sad right now. My brother in the Lord, “ER” actor Dearon “Deezer D” Thompson (left), has passed away. He was jus… https://t.co/ppxnyVgy8P— Shavar Ross (@Shavar Ross)1610094121.0
RIP Dearon Thompson.— Juankanda Juan “Big Bro Energy” (@Juankanda Juan “Big Bro Energy”)1610093761.0
@TMZ Loved him on ER, may he Rip prayers to his family 💔— Penny Scott (@Penny Scott)1610078591.0
RIP D! I always loved him as Malik on ER. 😢 https://t.co/CNxYiGHpCu— Michelle Parsons (@Michelle Parsons)1610084253.0
https://t.co/uQIabAzTRF #ripdeezerd was a key part of #CB4. Enjoyed working with him. A great spirit. Condolences to his family.— Nelson George (@Nelson George)1610092406.0
I can’t believe this. Deezer was one of a kind...loved working with him on the set of “ER”. He was always upbeat an… https://t.co/bVGb6YBvZb— Jon Donahue (@Jon Donahue)1610095180.0
@JonDonahue Oh no!!!! I did a movie with him. He was such a nice man.— Judy (@Judy)1610099725.0
oh noooooooo -- not Malik! RIP!!! #ER was one of my favorite shows of ALL time. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/gDhVfKHXsh— The Goof Survived 2020™ (@The Goof Survived 2020™)1610080744.0
Thompson first rose to fame when he landed the role of Malik McGrath on the medical drama, ER.
via: IMDBHe appeared in almost 200 episodes between the pilot in 2004 and the final episode in 2009.
He also starred in the Chris Rock film, CB4 in 1993...
via: IMDBAnd Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion in 1997, as well as having roles in Bringing Down The House, Fear of a Black Hat, and In The Mix.