Beloved actor Ron Cephas Jones, best known for his role in the hit series “This Is Us,” has sadly passed away at the age of 66. The actor’s manager confirmed that Jones died due to a long-standing pulmonary issue. This comes after the talented actor underwent a double lung transplant in 2020 and spent nearly two months in a Los Angeles hospital.
On the critically acclaimed show “This Is Us,” Jones portrayed William “Shakespeare” Hill, a long-lost father who finds redemption through his relationship with his son’s family. His exceptional performance on the show earned him two Emmy Awards for his guest role.
Despite enduring a challenging health journey, Jones remained dedicated to his craft. He continued to work in the theater, even after his transplant forced him to relearn how to breathe and walk. His resilience and perseverance were evident in his performances, as he earned a Tony Award nomination and won a Drama Desk Award for his Broadway role in “Clyde’s.”
Jones’s acting career spanned several decades, with his talent shining in the 1990s when he began his journey in the industry. He made guest appearances on various TV shows and also took on notable film roles.
In addition to his impressive acting career, Jones leaves behind his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones, who is also an accomplished actress.
The news of Ron Cephas Jones’s passing has saddened the entertainment industry and his fans worldwide. His contributions to film, television, and theater will be cherished, and his memorable performances will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the privilege of watching his remarkable talent.
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