Jasmine Cephas Jones, renowned for her role in Hamilton, is grappling with the heartrending loss of her father, celebrated actor Ron Cephas Jones, who passed away at the age of 66 earlier this month. Taking to social media with an evocative message, the 34-year-old actress expressed, "The weight of grief is immense.
Every time I glance at my phone, I hope for a call, to hear your familiar voice. With you, I always felt heard, truly heard. Your ability to value my opinions without judgment made you not just an extraordinary actor, but an unparalleled father."
Jasmine Celebrates Father's Support
Highlighting her father's invaluable role in her life, she continued, "Your most profound gift to me was creating a safe haven, where I could simply be myself, embracing my womanhood and its complexities, whether societal pressures or personal challenges.
Your understanding was beyond words." Accompanying her words, Jasmine shared an endearing video capturing a light-hearted moment with her father asking, "Are you filming me?" as he cheekily stuck his tongue out. Other video snippets featured both father and daughter in candid moments - singing, rapping, and syncing to classics such as "Hit That Jive, Jack." A particularly poignant video was a throwback to their joint venture in the 2013 film, Titus.
Jasmine's tribute poignantly wrapped up: "Words fail to capture the depth of my feelings. My love for you is boundless, and the void of your absence, immeasurable. Your essence remains, and my heart will forever be its keeper." In 2020, the Jones family made Emmy history as the inaugural father-daughter tandem to clinch wins in the same year.
Jasmine was awarded for her exceptional performance in the Quibi series #FreeRayshawn, while Ron was honored for his unforgettable role in This Is Us. Notably, it was his second such accolade. Sterling K. Brown, Ron's on-screen son from This Is Us, also commemorated Ron's legacy.
Taking to Instagram, he mused, "Today, life echoed the poignancy of art, and we lost a true gem. The world feels a tad dimmer without him. Brother, your impact and love are eternal. Until we reunite, keep the heavens entertained."