Thursday, 18 October, 2018

'Justified' Actor Mickey Jones Dead at 76

This image released by FX shows Mickey Jones as Rodney Justified actor Mickey Jones dies at 76
Freda Brock | 08 February, 2018, 19:26

The Texan's publicist told United States entertainment publication Variety that Jones passed away at his home from the "effects of a long illness".

The veteran character actor passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday (February 7) after battling a long illness.

Jones died early Wednesday morning of the effects of a long illness, his publicist Cherry Hepburn said.

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Jones was best known for his recurring roles in FX's Justified, and the sitcom, Home Improvement, in which he played Pete Bilker of K&B Construction in more than a dozen episodes.

Jones' Hollywood career began in 1971 and his television credits included such TV favourites as The Rockford Files, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team. Jones also guested on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Workaholics, among others, and appeared in films such as Shattered Lies, Sling Blade, Tin Cup, The Beverly Hillbillies, and the original Total Recall.

Jones, however, was a real-deal musician. In the 1960s and 70s, he was a drummer with Trini Lopez, Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers and The First Edition with Kenny Rogers.

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