Roy Jones Jr. announces son DeAndre’s suicide: ‘Nothing is worth taking your own life’

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. asked for privacy Monday after he revealed the death of his son DeAndre by suicide.

A written statement posted by Jones on social media platforms, indicated DeAndre committed suicide Saturday. Jones said he spent DeAndre’s final evening with him and other family members.

“Unfortunately, my son DeAndre took his own life on Saturday,” Jones wrote. “I’m so thankful that God allowed me to come home Friday night to spend the last night of his life with me [sic] 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.”

DeAndre is survived by his father, his mother Natlyn, and siblings DeShaun and Roy III.

Jones Jr., 55, is an all-time boxing great with a record of 66-10. He held major championships in four weight divisions across the span of his career. He competed as recently as April 2023 when he lost to former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.


Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie