Ron Cephas Jones’ Cause Of Death and Net Worth: What Did The Actor Die Of and How Rich Was He?

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What happened to Ron Cephas Jones? The American actor has been confirmed dead at age 66. What he died of and his fortune explored.

Ron Cephas Jones had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spans over decades.

Cephas was a famed American actor.

The late Ron Jones is remembered for his roles in Law & Order: Organized Crime and This Is Us.

On August 2023, the world learned about the death of the Emmy Award winner. And following his passing, many might be curious to know more about what his cause of death and net worth were. Read on for more.

Ron Cephas Jones attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022
Ron Cephas Jones attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022. Credit: Getty

What was Ron Cephas Jones’ cause of death?

On August 19, 2023, it was announced that 66-year-old Ron Cephas Jones died. A rep for the actor confirmed to PEOPLE on Saturday in a statement.

The statement read: “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 statement continued. 

“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 inner beauty and soul were evident to the huge audience from his multi-Emmy award-winning performance on This is Us.”

Cephas has long been battling with pulmonary issues. In 2021, Cephas Jones told The New York Times he had privately fought chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and received a double lung transplant the year prior.

He also told Entertainment Weekly about an on-set health scare he had he had while filming the final episode of This Is Us.

“You cats held me when I was struggling and you didn’t let me go. You’ve been there for a very difficult part of my life. I’m a walking miracle,” Cephas Jones said.

“My whole life has been the stage,” the actor said.

“The idea of not performing again seemed worse to me than death.”

The late Ron Cephas Jones is remembered for his Emmy Award-winning role in This Is Us
The late Ron Cephas Jones is remembered for his Emmy Award-winning role in This Is Us. Credit: Getty

What was Ron Cephas Jones’ net worth?

Before his death, Ron Cephas Jones had an estimated net worth of $5 million. He accrued his fortune from his work as an actor.

Born on January 8, 1957, Ron Cephas Jones was an American actor from Paterson, New Jersey.

A graduate of Ramapo College, Ron began his acting career after relocating from Los Angeles to New York City.

Ron has also played roles in popular hit series: This Is Us, Truth Be Told, Lisey’s Story, and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

After landing supporting roles Jones went on to achieve even greater success. Some of his main roles include: Mr. Robot, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and The Get Down

Ron Cephas Jones earned himself a plethora of supporting roles in films and television including: He Got Game, Paid In Full, and The Blacklist.

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Friends and fans on social media mourn the late actor

Sterling K Brown who played Jones’ biological son Randall on This is Us posted a heartfelt tribute to his Instagram.

He wrote: “Life imitated art today, and one of the most wonderful people the world has ever seen is no longer with us.

“@cephasjaz has passed away, and the world is a little less bright. Brother, you are loved. And you will be missed. Keep them laughing in the next phase of existence, and I’ll see you when I get there”

Along with the sweet words is a picture of the two driving in a car together.

Fans also have taken to X, formerly known as Twitter to praise the late actor.

One fan wrote: “Ron Cephas Jones has some of the best performances I’ve seen in the last 15 years playing the wise older man in television.

“He created history with his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones being the first father-daughter to win Emmys same year. Rest in Power.”

Another wrote: “We’re sad to hear about the passing of actor Ron Cephas Jones who has died at the age of 66. Rest in power. An incredible talent. He will be missed.”

One user said Cephas Jones had a “prolific career” that peaked with This Is Us, where he played the biological father of protagonist Randall Pearson.

“The episode dedicated to his character’s passing is a masterpiece, and a perfect, fitting microcosm of his gifts as a performer,” the social media user said.

“May he rest in peace.”

Another fan said the actor “touched our hearts deeply as viewers.”