The This Is Us household has misplaced one in all its most cherished members. Ron Cephas Jones has died. “Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has handed away on the age of 66 resulting from a long-standing pulmonary subject. All through the course of his profession, his heat, magnificence, generosity, kindness and coronary heart have been felt by anybody who had the nice fortune of understanding him,” a consultant for the actor confirmed to HollywoodLife on August 19.
The assertion continued, “He started his profession on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and his love for the stage was current all through his total profession, together with his current Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning efficiency for his position in Clyde’s on Broadway. Ron’s inner-beauty and soul was evident to the massive viewers from his multi-Emmy award-winning efficiency on That is Us. He’s survived by his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones.”
The actor revealed in a 2021 New York Times interview that he had obtained a double lung transplant in 2020 after battling continual obstructive pulmonary illness. Following his double lung transplant, Ron spent virtually two months within the hospital on and off a ventilator as he realized to breathe, eat, and stroll once more. The following 12 months, Ron appeared on Broadway once more in a play titled Clyde’s. “My complete life has been the stage,” Ron advised NYT in 2021. “The thought of not performing once more appeared worse to me than loss of life.”
One in all Ron’s most notable roles got here later in his profession when he was solid as William Hill within the critically-acclaimed NBC collection This Is Us, which premiered in 2016. William was the organic father of Randall Pearson, performed by Sterling Okay. Brown. For his astounding and shifting This Is Us efficiency by the seasons, Ron received two Emmys in 2018 and 2020 for Excellent Visitor Actor in a Drama Sequence.
“This Is Us was the present, after 50-something years of being on the boards and doing a little bit spot tv that lasted for the 6 seasons and it gave me a profession in Los Angeles. It gave me an opportunity to indicate folks my degree of labor,” he advised TODAY in 2022. “So, I’m getting work as a result of of my work versus attempting to toil. I’ve finished that every one these years in New York. It’s the concept my work in spite of everything is perseverance… It took a short time, nevertheless it paid off ultimately.”
Along with This Is Us, Ron had additionally appeared in reveals like Trying For Alaska, Fact Be Informed, and Legislation & Order: Organized Crime. His newest onscreen efficiency was within the ultimate season of Higher Issues in 2022. Ron will likely be seen posthumously within the upcoming miniseries Genius: MLK/X.