Sean Lampkin, best known for his role as bar owner Nipsey in the 1990s sitcom Martinhas died at the age of 54. He died last Wednesday in his sleep of unknown causes, according to friend Marsel Watts.
“My friend, my last roommate in 10 years, my father and family, my brother, my skating partner, my business partner and my coach died this morning. RIP Sean Lampkin,” Watts wrote.
“BKA as bartender Nipsey Martin, Enter the pest control guy bad boys, taxi driver enter Big mother’s house and the shooter enters Life,” he added. “He was also a black belt in karate. He worked for Martin Lawrence for decades as his right-hand man. No Martin without Sean.”
Memnar Grayton also paid tribute.
“Sean gave us the sun shining every morning to lead his loved ones and friends on paths that are bright and clear of all dangers. He gave us streams of love every day when we weren’t feeling well or didn’t seem to want to do anything,” she wrote. Essence.
Stand-up comic Guy Torry shared a carousel of images from two comics on Instagram.
“Rest in STRENGTH bro! My husband #SeanLamp has been called home too. #MartinShow #Nipseys What an underrated funny and GOOD dude,” Torry wrote.