The wife of actor and former soccer player Vinnie Jones has died. Tanya Jones was 53.
Tanya died at home in Los Angeles after a battle with “a long illness,” a rep for Vinnie told The Independent in a statement.
“At 8:46 am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 6, Vinnie Jones’s wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness,” a statement read. “Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members.”
The statement continued, “Vinnie and the family ask for privacy while they go through an understandable period of mourning during this devastating time.”
Tanya and Vinnie married in 1994 and had one son, 28-year-old Aaron Elliston Jones. Tanya is also survived by her daughter, 32-year-old Kaley Terry, whom she shared with ex-husband husband Steve Terry.
British broadcaster Piers Morgan was among those who tweeted condolences to the family.