Ron Cephas Jones, Emmy-winning 'This Is Us' actor, dies at 66

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Ron Cephas Jones, known for his performance in “This Is Us,” has died, according to his manager. He was 66.

Jones died of a long-standing pulmonary issue, manager Dan Spilo said in a statement to NBC News on Saturday.

“I’m so saddened. What a gift he was to my life. What an honor to have known and worked with him,” Spilo said in the statement.

Jones began his career at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York before landing several onscreen roles in “Across the Universe,” “Luke Cage” and in 2016, the NBC drama “This Is Us.”