Tanya has died after a battle with cancer
Vinnie Jones’ wife Tanya has died after a long battle with cancer. Tanya died at the age of 53 at home surrounded by her family in Los Angeles.
‘At 8.46am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday July 6, Vinnie Jones‘ wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness,’ Metro.co.uk reported.
‘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 pair were married in 1994 and Vinnie was close to his step-daughter, Kaley. Vinnie confirmed in 2013 that both he and his wife were battling skin cancer.
‘She has dealt with health issues every day since,’ he said, after revealing Tanya’s cancer was the result of drugs she took following a heart transplant 26 years ago. ‘They now think her skin cancer is a result of the drugs she’s been taking since the heart transplant,’ he added.
‘When it comes to things like this, women are stronger. Suddenly I’ve gone from the one helping her to the one that needs support. I’m trying to take the world in a bit more and appreciate my family and friends.’
Tanya had previously been treated twice for cervical cancer and she later was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Sources close to the family told The Sun that ‘the last two or three weeks her condition really deteriorated’. ‘It’s been a waiting game for them – but she was not going to get better,’ the insider added.