Vinnie Jones’ wife dies aged 53 surrounded by family at home in Los Angeles after a six-year battle with cancer
The wife of British actor and former professional footballer Vinnie Jones has died following a six-year battle with cancer, his spokesman has revealed.
Tanya Jones passed away aged 53 at her home in Los Angeles yesterday surrounded by her family after her condition worsened in recent weeks.
Vinnie was at her bedside as her condition deteriorated with news of her death described as ‘heartbreaking’ by Mr Jones’ spokesman.
Vinnie Jones’ wife was seen out and about with her former footballer husband in 2015 after her latest cancer scare was revealed
Tanya Jones (pictured left and right with Vinnie) passed away aged 53 at her home in Los Angeles yesterday surrounded by her family after her condition worsened in recent weeks.
Vinnie Jones and his wife pictured in 2013. Mrs Jones passed away aged 53 at her home in Los Angeles yesterday surrounded by her family
He told The Sun: ‘Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members.
‘Vinnie and the family ask for privacy while they go through an understandable period of mourning during this devastating time.’
In November 2013 the 50-year-old former midfielder revealed both he and his wife of 21 years, Tanya, were battling melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer.
They fought it together successfully as a couple. But it was revealed last night that Tanya had been ill for quite some time.
More to follow.
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