Renowned American actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away at the age of 66. Famous for his extensive career on stage, Jones gained widespread recognition for his role in the hit series “This Is Us.” His portrayal of a long-lost father seeking redemption garnered him two prestigious Emmy Awards.
Jones had been battling a persistent pulmonary ailment, as confirmed by his manager. Reports from various media outlets indicate that he underwent a double lung transplant in 2020.
Described as a person of exceptional kindness and compassion, Jones’s impact was deeply felt by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him, as expressed by his manager.
Throughout his illustrious career, Jones maintained a deep love for the theatre. This commitment was evident in his recent accomplishments, including a Tony-nominated performance and a Drama Desk Award win for his role in the Broadway production “Clyde’s.”
Octavia Spencer, an Academy Award-winning actress who co-starred with Jones in the series “Truth Be Told,” joined fellow cast members in paying tribute to the late actor. Taking to Instagram, she shared her profound sorrow at his passing and praised his remarkable talent. Spencer fondly reminisced about their time working together, highlighting the positivity and joy Jones brought to the set each day.
Sterling K. Brown, who portrayed the character William Hill’s son in “This Is Us,” added his voice to the tributes on Instagram. Brown eloquently observed that life had, in a way, mirrored art with Jones’s passing. He acknowledged Jones’s significant influence and celebrated his status as one of the most remarkable individuals the world has known.
Ron Cephas Jones’s legacy endures through his impactful performances, both on stage and screen. His portrayal of complex characters and his genuine humanity resonated deeply with audiences. His presence will be greatly missed, yet his memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who admired his extraordinary contributions to the world of entertainment.