'Emancipation' Actor Cedric 'Beastie' Jones Dead at 46

Cedric Jones

Cedric "Beastie" Jones has died at age 46.

The Emancipation actor died on Monday, Oct. 16, his company Beastie Boxing announced via Instagram.

"Cedric was a loving father, devoted husband, caring son, brother, community leader, and incredible friend who inspired others," the gym wrote on Oct. 20. "He genuinely wanted everyone to become the best version of themselves. He was a gift."

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The statement continued: "Cedric had dedicated his life to helping people in and out of the gym. As founder of both Beastie Boxing and the BMoved Foundation, he inspired and helped people achieve what they previously thought impossible."

As of writing, Jones' cause of death has not been publicly shared—although it was "sudden," the Daily Mail reported.

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Jones is survived by his wife, fashion stylist Barbie Jones, and three children.

On Oct. 20, Barbie took to Instagram to promote a run organized in Cedric's honor. "Run with Us…As we Celebrate my Husband’s Legacy!!! #beastie #hislastrun," she captioned her post.

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Jones appeared alongside friend Chris Pratt in The Terminal List and The Magnificent Seven. He also has credits in the films Southpaw and Fight Your Way Out.

Previously, Jones was an unhoused individual in Compton, Calif., before he broke into fitness and became a gym owner at Beastie Boxing in Manhattan Beach.

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