Ron Cephas Jones appeared in good spirits in his tragic final public appearance a year before the ‘This Is Us’ star died at the age of 66

Ron Cephas Jones appeared to be in good spirits during one of his last public appearances before his shocking death.

The Emmy winner is best known for his role as William Hill on the NBC series This Is Us.

Ron Cephas Jones attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards 2022


Ron Cephas Jones attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards 2022Photo credit: AFP
The actor passed away on Saturday night


The actor passed away on Saturday nightPhoto credit: Getty

The Drama Desk winner was 66.

Ron was last seen smiling at the 2022 Tony Awards where he was nominated for an award for his performance in Clyde’s on Broadway.

He looked healthy and very different from Randall Pearson’s (Sterling K. Brown) aged father.

Ron wore a smart light gray tuxedo with a white shirt and black bow tie.

His hair was freshly cut and he wore black glasses.

Ron died of complications from a long-standing lung condition, a representative for the actor confirmed to PEOPLE in a statement on Saturday.

The statement read: “Beloved and award-winning actor Ron Cephas Jones has passed away at the age of 66 from a long-standing lung condition.

“Throughout his career, everyone who was lucky enough to know him felt his warmth, beauty, generosity, kindness and heart,” the statement continued.

Several tributes poured in as a fan on X, formerly known as Twitter, wrote: “Aaaaw man! Rest peacefully, Ron Cephas Jones.”

Best known for his role as William Hill on This Is Us, Jones has won an Emmy throughout his acting career.


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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