Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Mourns the Loss of His Son DeAndre to Suicide

Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Mourns the Loss of His Son DeAndre to Suicide

Roy Jones Jr. tragically loses his son, DeAndre, to suicide at the age of 32. The boxing legend asks for privacy as his family grieves.

Bollywood Fever: Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. is mourning the heartbreaking loss of his son, DeAndre, who died by suicide at the age of 32. A representative confirmed the tragic news to NBC News.

“Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday,” Jones, 55, shared in a statement posted on social media on Monday, June 24. “I’m so thankful that God allowed me to come home Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and the family.”

Jones continued, expressing the pain and confusion surrounding his son’s decision. “I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your own life. God gives it and God should be the one to take it away,” he added.

The statement concluded with a plea for privacy. “Please respect our privacy while my family and I process this loss. Thank you for the love and support.”

Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Mourns the Loss of His Son DeAndre to Suicide

Support poured in from the boxing community and beyond. Fellow boxer Amir Khan commented, “My deepest condolences brother I am so sorry. Praying for your family. 🙏🏼” Actor Martin Lawrence added, “My condolences brotha 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”

“This is just heartbreaking… May God hold you and the family at this time.. please remember the happy times 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” shared former The Real cohost Loni Love.

MMA fighter Cris Cyborg also expressed her sympathy: “My heart aches for you and your family. I pray you are surrounded by an abundance of love and God protects you and your family while giving his guidance as you grieve. 🙏🏽❤️”

Roy Jones Jr. is renowned for his illustrious boxing career. As an amateur boxer, he won a light middleweight silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, representing the United States. Turning professional in 1989, Jones made history in 2003 by becoming the first former middleweight in 106 years to win the WBA heavyweight title. Though he officially retired in 2018, Jones has occasionally stepped back into the ring, including a notable exhibition match against Mike Tyson in 2020 and a bout against MMA fighter Anthony Pettis in 2023.

Jones’ management confirmed to NBC News that he has five other children. The family is currently navigating this profound loss and has requested privacy during this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please seek help. In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.

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