Vinnie Jones wife Tanya has died following a long illness 1 week ago

Vinnie Jones wife Tanya has died following a long illness

May she rest in peace.

The wife of former footballer Vinnie Jones has died in Los Angeles, his management have confirmed.

Tanya Jones passed away at their home in Los Angeles following a long illness.

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."

The pair revealed back in 2013 that they were both battling skin cancer. Vinnie had only recently discovered he had the disease while Tanya had been diagnosed years earlier.

Vinnie and Tanya, both 53, married back in 1994.