Tanya Jones has sadly passed away at the age of 53.

The late wife of British actor and former professional soccer player Vinnie Jones died in the couple’s home on Saturday (July 6) in Los Angeles, The Independent reports.

“At 8:46 am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 6, Vinnie Jones’s wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness,” the statement read. “Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members.”

Vinnie and the family ask for privacy while they go through an understandable period of mourning during this devastating time,” the statement continued.

Vinnie and Tanya, who first met at age 12, got married in 1994.

Tanya is survived by the couple’s son Aaron, 28, and her daughter Kaley, 32, from her former husband Steve Terry.

Our thoughts are with Tanya‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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