The entertainment industry is in mourning as the news of actor Ron Cephas Jones’ passing at the age of 66 due to a long-standing pulmonary issue spreads. Creator of the beloved drama series “This Is Us,” Dan Fogelman, along with several cast members, have paid heartfelt tributes to the accomplished actor.
Fogelman took to Twitter to express his grief, highlighting Jones’ exceptional talent and warm personality. He praised Jones as a remarkable actor whose performances were consistently perfect. Mandy Moore, who starred alongside Jones in “This Is Us,” shared a touching tribute on Instagram, describing her time working with him as a gift and praising his artistry and humanity.
Ron Cephas Jones made a significant mark with his role as William Hill in “This Is Us.” He earned four Emmy nominations for his portrayal and won twice in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category. His daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, also achieved an Emmy win in the same year, creating a heartwarming father-daughter duo victory.
Sterling K. Brown, who played Jones’ on-screen son, reflected on their bond, stating that Jones’ passing makes the world a little less bright. Chrissy Metz, another “This Is Us” star, remembered him as a kind-hearted individual with immeasurable talent.
Jones’ impact extended beyond “This Is Us.” Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, who worked with Jones on “Truth Be Told,” shared her heartbreak, praising him as both an incredible actor and a wonderfully kind human being.
The production company behind “This Is Us,” 20th Television, released a statement honoring Jones’ contributions to the show and describing his kindness and talent as truly unmatched. Ron Cephas Jones leaves behind a legacy that has touched countless lives, both on and off-screen.
Derek Chan – Editor