Tributes have been coming in for Thompson with director and actor Terry Wilkerson posting: “I had the pleasure of working with Deezer D on E.R.
“One of the kindest most Gentle souls ever. Even before Diversity was popular he made it on one of the biggest Shows on Network. Prayers to his family. Rest Easy my Brother.”
While Scott Baio said: “I’m sadden to learn the sudden passing of my friend Deezer. He was a devoted Christian. I just had the privilege of working with #DeezerDThompson on a @PureFlix movie. #CourtingMomAndDad. Sending my prayers and condolences to his family. Especially his young son.”
Producer Neal Baer tweeted: “Sad to learn that Deezer D has passed away. A very sweet, kind man and wonderful to work with on ER.”
Another person wrote: “I’m sadden to learn the sudden passing of my friend Deezer D. He was a devoted Christian.
“I’ve been friends with #DeezerD since his #ER days in the 90’s. We’ve spent many times working out together. Sending my prayers and condolences to his family. Especially his young son.”