• Cedric “Beastie” Jones, an actor, passed away on October 16, 2023, at the age of 46.
• Jones was mourned by director Antoine Fuqua, who worked with him on multiple films, in an emotional tribute on Instagram.
• Jones was praised for his positive influence on others, both in his career and personal life, and was remembered as a loving father, husband, and friend.
Here is what happened:
The recent passing of Cedric “Beastie” Jones has left a profound impact on those who knew him. Antoine Fuqua, a friend and colleague who directed Jones in several movies, paid tribute to the actor in an emotional Instagram post. Accompanied by a video of Jones praying, Fuqua expressed his deep sadness at the loss and described Jones as a bright light both on and off the set. He concluded the tribute by expressing his love for Jones and the enduring bond they shared.
Jones, who died at the age of 46 on October 16, was seen in the video delivering a heartfelt prayer in which he expressed gratitude for his current situation and his aspirations for personal growth. He thanked his family, including his wife Barbie and his children Brooklyn, Braxton, and Bryston. Jones also acknowledged the positive influences in his life and expressed his desire to motivate and inspire others to be their best selves.
In addition to his acting career, Jones was also the owner of Beastie Boxing Gym. The gym announced his passing on October 20, describing him as a loving father, devoted husband, caring son, brother, community leader, and an incredible friend who inspired others. They emphasized his genuine desire to help people become the best versions of themselves and described him as a gift.
The cause of Jones’ death has not been disclosed. His passing leaves a void in the entertainment industry and in the lives of those who knew him. He will be remembered for his talent, kindness, and his ability to uplift and inspire others.