Ron Cephas Jones Tragically Dies at 66, Leaving Behind a Legacy

By | August 21, 2023



death – Obituary News : Emmy-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones, renowned for his role as William Hill, the biological father of Randall Pearson on the hit show “This Is Us,” has tragically passed away at the age of 66. The news of his untimely demise was confirmed by his representative, who revealed that Jones succumbed to a long-standing pulmonary issue. The entire “This Is Us” family is grieving the loss of their beloved and award-winning colleague.

Jones’s career was marked by his exceptional talent and his ability to touch the hearts of all those who had the privilege of working with him. Known for his warmth, charm, generosity, kindness, and compassionate heart, Jones left an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. His passion for the stage, which began at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, was evident throughout his illustrious career, culminating in his recent Tony nomination and Drama Table Award win for his role in “Clyde’s” on Broadway.

The statement released by his representative concluded by acknowledging Jones’s inner beauty and soul, which shone through his multi-Emmy award-winning performance on “This Is Us.” He is survived by his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, who also shares his passion for acting.

Beyond his iconic portrayal of William on “This Is Us,” Jones’s contributions to the entertainment industry extended to other notable television shows such as “Luke Cage,” “Looking For Alaska,” and “Truth Be Told.” He also left a lasting impact on the big screen with memorable performances in films like “Across the Universe” and “Dolemite Is My Name.”

However, it is undoubtedly as the kind-hearted William that Jones will be forever remembered by many viewers. The cast of “This Is Us” is devastated by his passing, and Sterling K. Brown, who portrayed Randall Pearson, was among the first to pay tribute to the late actor. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Brown wrote, “Life imitated art today, and one of the most amazing people the world has ever seen is no longer with us. @cephasjaz has passed away, and the world is a little less bright.”

The gallery ahead showcases the outpouring of tributes to Jones from his “This Is Us” co-stars, a testament to the profound impact he had on their lives both on and off-screen.


As the news of Ron Cephas Jones’s passing reverberates through the entertainment industry, his legacy as a talented actor and a warm-hearted individual will endure. His performances will continue to touch the hearts of audiences for years to come, reminding us of his immense talent and the indomitable spirit he brought to every role he portrayed. Ron Cephas Jones will be dearly missed, but his contributions to the world of acting will never be forgotten..