Home US Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr announces that his son DeAndre committed suicide on Saturday in a heartbreaking statement: “Nothing is worth taking your life for”

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr announces that his son DeAndre committed suicide on Saturday in a heartbreaking statement: “Nothing is worth taking your life for”

0 comment
Roy Jones Jr has announced the tragic death of his son DeAndre in a heartbreaking statement
  • Jones revealed the devastating news to her followers on Instagram this week.
  • DeAndre was one of three children the wrestling icon shared with his wife Natlyn.

Roy Jones Jr has announced the tragic death of his son DeAndre, 32, after revealing he committed suicide over the weekend.

The boxing legend shared the devastating news in a heartbreaking statement on Instagram, in which he described how “grateful” he was to have spent the last night of his son’s life with him.

“Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday,” Jones wrote. ‘I am so grateful that God allowed me to come home on Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and my family.

‘I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your life for. God gives it and it must be God who takes it away.

‘Please respect our privacy as my family and I process this loss. Thank you for the love and support.’

Roy Jones Jr has announced the tragic death of his son DeAndre in a heartbreaking statement

The boxing legend revealed that DeAndre passed away after committing suicide on Saturday.

The boxing legend revealed that DeAndre passed away after committing suicide on Saturday.

DeAndre, born July 1, 1992, was the youngest of three children Jones shared with his wife Natlyn after his brothers Roy III and DeShaun.

Authorities have yet to confirm any details about his death on Saturday.

Jones, a former four-weight world champion, is considered one of the greatest fighters in boxing history.

Controversially, the 55-year-old has continued to fight in recent years despite calls for him to hang up his gloves once and for all.

After a victory in 2018, he returned two years later to face legend Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight that divided opinions.

And as recently as last year, Jones went through the ropes again in professional competition, which ended in a points loss against former UFC star Anthony Pettis.

Jones, a four-weight world champion, is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Jones, a four-weight world champion, is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time.

At the peak of his powers, the Florida native claimed to be the number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.

Jones has also ventured into training since his own fighting career slowed down, training the likes of Chris Eubank Jr. and Jarred Anderson in recent years.

If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts or actions, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

You may also like