Actor Mickey Jones, best known for his roles in the television shows ‘Justified’ and ‘Home Improvement’, has reportedly died at the age of 76.
TMZ broke the story: “Sources close to the situation tell TMZ … Mickey died at 2:17 AM Wednesday following a long illness. We’re told the actor had been in and out of the hospital for the last few months. It’s unclear what illness he was battling.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 7, 2018
This is terrible news. Not only was Jones a beloved character on TV, he was also featured in many movies. And, to top it all off, Jones was also an accomplished musician who played with Bob Dylan:
RIP Mickey Jones -was in tons of movies/TV. But he was also a drummer, filling in for Levon when the soon to be THE BAND backed Dylan in ’66. He hit THEE MOST IMPORTANT cymbal crash in rock history-“Play Fu*king Loud” yelled Bob. That crash set the LOUD. https://t.co/aJn75Eonv7 pic.twitter.com/pjfpKEiDgM
— Shake It Records (@shakeitrecords) February 7, 2018
I never knew that! You can see him play with Kenny Rogers below:
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Here he is playing “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads on “Home Improvement”:
That was so much fun! Jones will truly be missed.
Fans mourned Jones’s passing over Twitter:
RIP Micky Jones. He was good at a lot of things especially friendship. BJ
— BJ Thomas (@TheBJThomas) February 8, 2018
This guy was in literally EVERY show in the late 70’s and 80’s, and none of us knew his name.
Rest in peace, Micky Jones. Hardest working man in Hollywood, I have to believe. https://t.co/pMNh177x5d
— Mr. Maelstrom ✠🇩🇰 (@MaelstromMins) February 7, 2018
Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Mickey Jones, who had an amazing career as an actor & musician but to me will always be Chris, Ham Tyler’s partner in “V” – my condolences to those who knew him and like me, enjoyed his work. Rest in peace, good sir. pic.twitter.com/ABlhfBSfBO
— Mike Johnson (@MikePWInsider) February 7, 2018
RIP, Mickey Jones: he drummed for Trini Lopez, Bob Dylan & Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (that’s him on Ruby, Don’t Your Love To Town) and played on 17 gold records, but he was known best as a big, burly, bearded character actor who turned up on just about every TV series. pic.twitter.com/pHgqtuVzkH
— Will Harris (@NonStopPop) February 8, 2018
Let us pray for Jones family during this difficult time. RIP
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