Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Announces His Son, DeAndre, Has Died by Suicide

Jones Jr. broke the news that his son passed away via Instagram.

Roy Jones Jr
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Boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. announced that his son, DeAndre, has died by suicide. 

The 55-year-old legend released a statement on social media, revealing the news to his followers online. 

“Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday,” Jones wrote on Instagram.

“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. 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.”

Jones asked that fans “please respect our privacy while my family and I process this loss.”

Roy Jones Jr. is Considered One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time

Jones Jr. is an undeniable legend in the sport of boxing, scoring 66 career victories with 47 of them coming by way of knockout. Having competed in five different decades, Jones Jr. has held multiple world championships, including titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions. 

Jones Jr. also represented the United States in the 1988 Summer Olympics, taking home a silver medal. 

Look back at some of RJJ’s greatest highlights below:

Published on June 24, 2024 at 7:35 pm
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