BREAKING: Vinnie Jones’ wife Tanya dies after six-year cancer battle aged just 53

Tanya Jones died from an aggressive form of skin cancer at the family’s home in Los Angeles, a spokesman for the actor said.

In a statement, Vinnie’s spokesman said: “At 8.46am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 6, Vinnie Jones’ wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness.

“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.”

In 2013, Vinnie revealed he and Tanya were both suffering from melanoma.

“Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members”

Spokesman, Vinnie Jones

He discovered a lump under his eye, which a check-up revealed to be malignant melanoma, which Tanya later developed.

They both successfully fought the cancer, but Tanya’s condition had got worse in recent months.

A source close to the couple told The Sun: “Vinnie has been by her bedside. It’s heartbreaking news.”

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