Award Winning Actor Ron Jones Has Passed On

Ron Cephas Jones

Ron Cephas Jones, a two-time Emmy Award winning actor, has passed on. He was 66.

The late “This Is Us” star battled with pneumonic issue,” as per his rep who confirmed the heartbreaking news.

“Throughout the course of his career, his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness, and heart were felt by anyone who had the good fortune of knowing him,” the rep shared in a statement to the outlet.

“Ron’s inner-beauty and soul was evident to the huge audience from his multi-Emmy award-winning performance on ‘This is Us.’

Jones was most popular for his role as William Slope on the poplar NBC show, which procured him two Emmys in 2018 and 2020.

He passed on leaving behind his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, who became a household name in the theatre world following her turn in “Hamilton.”

The pair also made history as the first father-daughter duo to win Emmy awards in the same year, with Jasmine taking home Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role in “#FreeRayshawn.”

Fresh insight about the entertainer’s passing comes two years after Jasmine revealed that her father had a twofold lung transplant in the midst of his fight with persistent obstructive pneumonic illness.

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Friends and fans have since paid tribute to the actor, including his on-screen son, Sterling K. Brown.

“Life imitated art today, and one of the most wonderful people the world has ever seen is no longer with us,” Brown, who portrayed Randall Pearson, wrote via Instagram.

Several other stars have also poured in their sympathies via social media platforms.

Mandy Moore, who also starred alongside Ron in “This Is Us,” called the late actor “pure magic as a human and artist.”

“Getting to know and work with Ron on the wild ride of ‘This Is Us’ was the greatest gift- he was pure magic as a human and an artist…I will treasure all of the moments forever,” Moore wrote via Instagram.

“Even though he wasn’t around set as much as we all wished, he was such an intrinsic part of the fabric of the show, it’s like he was always there. I am just so sad. My thoughts and love are with Jasmine and his family and friends.”

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