“This Is Us” stars have taken to social media to pay tribute to their beloved castmate Ron Cephas Jones, who transitioned to his heavenly home over the weekend.
The Emmy-winning actor passed away on Saturday, August 19, at the age of 66 due to a long-standing pulmonary issue.
In 2017, Ron captivated our hearts with his role as William Hill in the hit NBC series, “This Is Us.”
His incredible performance earned him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
“This Is Us” Cast Pays Tribute To Ron Cephas Jones
Mandy Moore, who played the role of Rebecca Pearson, wrote:
Getting to know and work with Ron on the wild ride of “This Is Us” was the greatest gift- he was pure magic as a human and an artist…
I will treasure all of the moments forever. Even though he wasn’t around set as much as we all wished, he was such an intrinsic part of the fabric of the show, it’s like he was always there.
I’ll never forget how special it was to film this particular episode and welcome him back to say a proper goodbye to our TIU family and the whole experience.
I am just so sad.
My thoughts and love are with Jasmine and his family and friends. Love you, @cephasjaz.
See Mandy’s original post below.
Sterling K. Brown, who played the role of William’s son, Randall Pearson, 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. ❤️✌🏿✊🏿
See Sterling’s original post below.
Susan Kelechi Watson, who played the role of Beth Pearson, shared a beautiful tribute honoring Ron Cephas Jones.
It was really an instant gravitation.
Like anytime you were in the room I’d quickly make my way to you.
Was it the New York energy, both of us getting a big break at the same time, the coolness, the swag, the stories of hardships and triumphs, the honesty, the laughter, the humor, the laughter, the laughter, the humor, and the honesty.
The genuineness. The freedom and generosity with which you gave your authentic self. Letting me know you.
The joy of your meteoric rise at 59 years of life. Sharing deeply in that joy.
The fact that I could say, “Hey…wanna go to a diner and rehearse this scene?” and you were 100% down with it because that’s where you came from.
Read, rehearse, stage. You knew it well. It was your shorthand.
I got to witness 1st hand your commitment to wanting to give the very best performance every single time…the absolute best performance you could give.
You weren’t satisfied unless everyone else was satisfied when cut was called.
I appreciate all the check-ins we shared as you continued your journey onto new adventures.
The reunions we had and the love that was always there. You were my friend.
And what a blessing in this life to have a friend called You.
You LOVED being an actor, an artist, a forever student of life.
But I knew you to love nothing more than Jasmine. My heart goes out to you @jazzy_joness .
You were the music to his soul. His Jaz. His jazz. His jazz.
One time for the coolest cat. One time for the mark he left that will remain.
One big ol standing ovation for my guy, Ron Cephas Jones.
Jah bless and guide you sweetly home, my friend.🐈⬛️🎭🎶🙏🏽❤️
See Susan’s original tribute post below.
Chrissy Metz, who played the role of Kate Pearson, wrote:
Ron, thank you for brightening every room you walked into.
I’ll never forget and have been changed by your kind heart, amazing spirit, immeasurable talent, and beautiful smile.
May your transition be full of light and peace. Sending all of my love to Jasmine & his loved ones during this time.
You are truly the coolest cat🐈⬛❤️🎭
See Chrissy’s original post below.
Chris Sullivan, who played the role of Toby, took to Instagram to write:
I cannot believe he is gone!
It doesn’t seem possible.
He was such a generous and compassionate heart.
I am so grateful for the time we spent together. #RIPRCJ
See Chris’ original post below.
Jon Huertas, who played the role of Miguel Rivas, wrote
Ron, you were one of the most talented and warm men I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
So giving, both personally and artistically.
You will be missed not only by me but the world will miss your spirit.
But the remarkable gift of having you grace our stages and screens will live on in our hearts forever.
Love ya @cephasjaz …you’re on to the next performance.
See Jon’s original post below.
Ron Cephas Jones was greatly loved and he will be greatly missed.
My sincerest condolences and prayers to his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones and all who knew and loved him.