Spike Lee took to his Instagram account the evening after Byrd was killed. Spike Lee and Thomas Jefferson Byrd had labored on many films collectively.
He wrote, “I’m So Unhappy To Announce The Tragic Homicide Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Final Evening In Atlanta,Georgia. Tom Is My Man,Right here Beneath You See Him As The Scary Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS. Brother Byrd Additionally 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. Could We All Want Condolences And Blessings To His Household. Relaxation In Peace Brother Byrd.”