Vinnie Jones’s wife Tanya dies in LA after long illness, Vinnie Jones’ wife Tanya pictured for last time walking hand-in-hand before death aged 53. Tanya died on Saturday in Los Angeles following a long battle with cancer, a spokesperson confirmed.
The British actor and former footballer was by his wife’s side when she passed away at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday. Vinnie, 54, had previously spoken about how they had both been diagnosed with melanoma the most serious skin cancer in 2013.
A statement from Jones’s management said: “At 8.46am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday July 6, Vinnie Jones’s wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness. “Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members.
In 2013 they both revealed that they were being treated for skin cancer Tanya had been diagnosed years earlier, while Vinnie, who has starred in films including Snatch and X-Men. Jones described Tanya as “the most incredible person” in a 2017 interview with the Daily Mirror, adding: “I think we’re the perfect match and I was lucky to find it.”
The couple were spotted leaving a pharmacy in Los Angeles together last year as Tanya fought her six-year long battle against her illness. Tributes from celebrities and former footballers have flooded in with Gary Lineker among those paying his respects.
Piers Morgan said she was “a delightful woman” and “a truly courageous fighter” while Frank Bruno said his “thoughts are with Vinnie and his family at this difficult time”. Former boxer Frank Bruno tweeted “I’m very saddened to hear the news of Vinnie Jones wife Tanya passing away. My thoughts are with Vinnie & his family at this difficult time”.
Such desperately sad news that Tanya Jones has lost her long battle against cancer, aged just 53. She was a delightful woman, and a truly courageous fighter.
My deepest condolences to Vinnie @VinnieJones65 & all the family. RIP Tanya. pic.twitter.com/f2mulpCWQG
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 7, 2019
I’m very saddened to hear the news of Vinnie Jones wife Tanya passing away . My thoughts are with Vinnie & his family at this difficult time 🙏🏽
— Frank Bruno MBE 🇬🇧 (@frankbrunoboxer) July 6, 2019
Sad news. Football legend Vinnie Jones’ beloved wife Tanya has sadly died after a long illness — aged just 53. Full story here: https://t.co/iVBZYU5Amz
— Andy Halls (@AndyBizarre) July 6, 2019
Very sad news that Tanya Jones has passed away and my deepest condolences to @VinnieJones65 and family. RIP Tanya
— Peter Jones (@dragonjones) July 7, 2019