At the age of 66, the death of Ron Cephas Jones, who won two Emmy Awards for his role in This Is Us, has been confirmed.
Ron Cephas Jones, who won two Emmy Awards for his role in This Is Us, has died aged 66. The news was announced by her agent, who sent a statement to Entertainment Weekly. According to reports, the This Is Us star actor had been suffering from a lung problem for several years.
“Throughout his career, his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness and heart were felt by all who were fortunate enough to know him. He began his career at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and his love of the stage has been present throughout his career, including his recent Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance for his role in Clyde’s on Broadway. , begins the press release.
“Ron’s inner beauty and soul was evident to most people from his Emmy Award-winning performance on This is Us. It was sweeter, deeper, and grander than any role he had ever played. I am so grateful to have been a part of his life,” the post concludes.
In 2021, Jones revealed in an interview with The New York Times that he had a double lung transplant in the year 2020. On his last day on the set of This Is Us, she noted: You guys and cats supported me when I was struggling and didn’t let go. You have been there for a very difficult part of my life. I am a walking miracle.
Jones played the role of William Hill, the biological father of Randall Pearson (played by Sterling K. Brown), for all six seasons of the famous television series. His powerful and moving performance won him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, in 2018 and 2020.
In addition, he was Bobby Fish in the Marvel series Luke Cage, Romero in Mr. Robot and made several notable appearances in Law & Order: Organized Crime and The Blacklist. He has also acted in many movies, including Across the Universe and Dolemite Is My Name.
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