A representative said on Saturday that Ron Cephas Jones. A seasoned stage performer who won two Emmy nominations for his role as a long-lost father on the drama series. This Is Us, had passed away at the age of 66.
In a statement sent through email. Jones’ manager, Dan Spilo, stated that the actor passed away “due to a long-standing pulmonary issue.”
Anyone who had the good pleasure to know him. Could feel his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness, and heart throughout the length of his career, according to Spilo.
Due to chronic obstructive pulmonary illness. Jones underwent a double lung transplant in 2020 and spent about two months in a Los Angeles hospital.
Jones portray William “Shakespeare” Hill in “This Is Us,” a biological father whose life is revitalize by his connections to the Pearson family, who are the parents of Randall Pearson, played by Sterling K. Brown.
The world has lost part of its brightness, Brown wrote on Instagram after Jones pass away: “One of the most amazing persons the world has ever seen is no longer with us. Brother, you are love. And you will be missed.
Jones played a more prominent role in the early seasons of the show, but he appeared in some capacity in each of the show’s six seasons, which featured time-traveling tales that gave the actors recurring opportunities even after their characters passed away.
Jones was nominate for two further Emmys and won two for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2018 and 2020.
Before and after “This Is Us,” Jones spent the most of his career in theater. He continued to perform on Broadway even after his transplant caused him to relearn how to breathe and walk.
On X, the social media site that replaced Twitter, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman stated of Ron, “He was the best of the best — on television, on stage, and in real life. My God, what an actor. I don’t think I ever changed one of his takes in a cut since everything he performed was amazing.