Mickey Jones, a longtime musician and actor who appeared on “Home Improvement” and “Justified,” died at the age of 76.
He played drums for bands backing Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers, Bob Dylan, and The First Edition with Kenny Rogers. After 1976, he started acting, appearing in a number of movies and television shows.
'Justified' Actor Mickey Jones Dead at 76 https://t.co/OMxadvXTlI
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 7, 2018
Its with the heaviest of hearts to let you all know Mickey Jones passed away this morning at 2:17AM. Please send prayers and positive thoughts to Mickey's wife Phyllis and his whole family. pic.twitter.com/Iy2WkcfFj5
— VC Blues Society (@VCBluesSociety) February 7, 2018
According to TMZ, citing sources, “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.”
He’s appeared in films such as “Sling Blade,” “Tin Cup,” “Drop Zone,” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
2day the world lost a man w/ the hugest heart, my good friend, actor Mickey Jones, who inspired my dad in 2005 2 continue down the road of "Pet Therapy" "This morning at 2:17am Mickey went home to Jesus. He was peacefully sleeping like a baby." —- Phyllis Jones (Mickey's wife) pic.twitter.com/OrFsMcZp6A
— ChopperTheBikerDog™ (@ChopperBikerDog) February 7, 2018
R.I.P. Mickey Jones! pic.twitter.com/cC4Bm9UokR
— ?? (@Doktor_MacKoi) February 7, 2018
The strange career of Mickey Jones https://t.co/q174bnwOQm
— sherry potter (@mondigmusic) February 7, 2018
On TV, he appeared in “MASH,” “Entourage,” “Workaholics,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Northern Exposure,” “Married… with Children,” “Baywatch,” and the original “21 Jump Street” as well as many others.
More details about his death were not revealed.
We're terribly sorry to learn of the passing last night of renowned actor and musician, Mickey Jones. The 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is dedicated to Mickey. Here's pictured here in 2013 with (l to r) VCBF President, Michael John; and performer, Johnny Rivers. pic.twitter.com/kaZM6QlD7V
— Doug Deutsch (@Publiciteeguy) February 7, 2018
— April Atkinson (@CoronadoApril) February 7, 2018
A number of people mourned his death on social media.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts to let you all know Mickey Jones passed away this morning at 2:17AM. Please send prayers and positive thoughts to Mickey’s wife Phyllis and his whole family,” said the VC Blues Society on Twitter.