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Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Pronounces Loss of life of Son DeAndre at 32

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Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr. Announces Death of Son DeAndre at 32


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Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.’s son, DeAndre, has died by suicide.

He was 32, a consultant confirmed to NBC News.

“Sadly, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday,” Jones, 55, wrote in a press release shared by way of social media on Monday, June 24. “I’m so grateful that God allowed me to come back residence Friday night time to spend the final night time of his life with me and the household.”

“I do know lots of people are going by robust occasions proper now, however nothing is value taking your individual life. God offers it and God ought to be the one to take it away,” Jones added.

Jones’ assertion concluded by asking followers to “respect our privateness whereas my household and I course of this loss. Thanks for the love and assist.”

Fellow boxer Amir Khan commented beneath Jones’ Instagram put up: “My deepest condolences brother I’m so sorry. Praying for your loved ones. 🙏🏼.”

Dangerous Boys actor Martin Lawrence commented, “My condolences brotha 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.”

“That is simply heartbreaking… Could God maintain you and the household right now.. please keep in mind the completely satisfied occasions 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” shared former The Actual cohost Loni Love.

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“My coronary heart aches for you and your loved ones. I pray you’re surrounded by an abundance of affection and god protects you and your loved ones whereas giving his steering as you grieve. 🙏🏽❤️,” commented MMA fighter Cris Cyborg.

As an novice boxer, Jones gained a light-weight middleweight silver medal on the 1988 Summer time Olympics, the place he represented the US. He turned professional the next 12 months and made historical past in 2003, turning into the primary former middleweight in 106 years to win the WBA heavyweight title.

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Jones retired from boxing in 2018 however has competed within the occasional bout since. In 2020, he confronted Mike Tyson in an exhibition match that was declared a draw. In 2023, he misplaced a match in opposition to MMA fighter Anthony Pettis.

Jones’ administration advised NBC Information that he has 5 different youngsters.

Should you or somebody is struggling or in disaster, assist is out there. Name or textual content 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.

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