Actor and boxer Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones tragically dies aged just 46

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Tributes have poured in for the actor and boxer Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones, who died suddenly this week.

His tragic death aged just 46 was confirmed by his boxing gym on Sunday.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Beastie Boxing Gym Founder, Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones,” they wrote in a statement on Instagram.

“Cedric was a loving father, devoted husband, caring son, brother, community leader, and incredible friend who inspired others.

“He genuinely wanted everyone to become the best version of themselves. He was a gift. Cedric had dedicated his life to helping people in and out of the gym.”

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The message said Jones “inspired and helped people achieve what they previously thought impossible.”

“Thank you for building our community, Cedric. We will always miss you,” it concluded.

Jones died on Monday, October 16, according to the statement.

In reports by the Daily Mail, his family has been left “shocked” by his death, and further details are being kept private out of respect for his loved ones.

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He also worked as a personal trainer, and had roles in the film Emancipation with Will Smith, as well as Southpaw and two projects with Chris Pratt, The Terminal List and The Magnificent Seven.

Emancipation director Antoine Fuqua remembered him on Instagram, writing: “R.I.P to my good brother and friend. You were always the light in the room and on the set.

“You will be deeply missed and forever loved. MAY THE WIND ALWAYS BE UNDER YOUR WINGS CHAMP as you ascend into the Heavens. Dream team forever.”

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