Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr reveals death of son DeAndre by suicide in heartbreaking post

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr reveals death of son DeAndre by suicide in heartbreaking post

ROY JONES JR has revealed his son has died after taking his own life.

The boxing legend took to social media with a heartwrenching post.

GettyRoy Jones Jr confirmed the tragic death of his son DeAndre[/caption]

In it, he described how thankful he was to be able to spend the final evening of DeAndre’s life together.

And he has understandably asked for space to process the devastating loss.

Jones wrote: “Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his life on Saturday.

“I’m so thankful that God allowed me to come Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me and the family.

“I know a lot of people are going through tough times right now, but nothing is worth taking your own life.

“God gives it and God should be the one to take it away.

“Please respect our privacy while my family and I process this loss.

“Thank you for the love and support.”

You’re Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide

It doesn’t discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it’s rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let’s all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

CALM,, 0800 585 858
Heads Together,
Mind,, 0300 123 3393
Papyrus,, 0800 068 41 41
Samaritans,, 116 123


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