Ron Cephas Jones, Emmy-Winning ‘This Is Us’ Actor Dead at 66

Jones died of the “long-standing pulmonary issue,” his representative confirmed

Ron Cephas Jonesย an Emmy award-winning actor famous for his role as William Hill onย This Is Us, passed away.ย He was 66.

The actor’s representative confirmed Jones as of Saturday: “Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away at the age of 66 due to a long-standing pulmonary issue.”

“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 release added.ย “He began his career at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and his love for the stage was present throughout his entire career, including his recent Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance for his role in Clyde’s on Broadway.”

“Ron’s beautiful soul and beauty were obvious to the large crowd watching his Emmy award winner performance onย This Is Us.ย The actor is left behind by his beautiful daughterย Jasmine Cephas Jones,” the statement concluded.

Jones is best known for his part inย The Show That’s Usย in the role of William Hill, the biological father of Randall Pearson.ย The actor won twoย guest-acting Emmysย in 2018 as well as 2020 in recognition of his role in the show.ย In the year 2020, his daughter Jasmine was 34 when she won her first Emmy and the couple become the first father-daughter winners during the same year.

Theย Law & Order: Organized Crimeย star confessed in 2021 toย The New York Timesย in 2021 that he had been fighting chronic obstructive lung disease. He had a double lung transplant from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the year 2020. He was treated for nearly two months.

He had previously shared withย Entertainment Weeklyย in May 2022 of how his co-stars and production staff assisted him in overcoming a serious medical issue on his final day on the set. He told the crew: “You cats held me in times of struggle and never let me leave.ย It was the most difficult period of my life.ย You’re a living miracle.”

“My whole life has been the stage,” stated Jones. “The idea of not performing again seemed worse to me than death.”

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