Vinnie Jones’s wife Tanya has died after a long illness, his manager has said.
The actor and former Chelsea , Wimbledon and Wales star was by his wife’s side when she died at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday.
A statement from Jones’s management said: “At 8.46am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday July 6, Vinnie Jones’s 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.”
Vinnie, 54, and Tanya, 53, married in 1994.
Jones quit football in 1999 and took up acting.
He has starred in a host of films and TV shows such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Snatch, Gone in 60 Seconds and Mean Machine.