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02/26/2012 - James Earl Jones and Cecilia Hart - 84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals - Kodak Theatre - Hollywood, CA, USA - Keywords:  Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: Andrew Evans  / PR Photos - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

Cancer has taken another life. The wife of an actor we have known and loved for decades. Quite honestly, most probably didn’t even know legendary actor James Earl Jones was even married.

Not that it is a surprise, but he has always been notoriously quiet, and is one of the rare luminaries whose has managed to allow his work to speak louder than anything else; so most likely, his status in personal life was a non-issue for us all.

But we are heartbroken for him and his family that their matriarch, Cecilia Hart, 68, died on Sunday following her battle with ovarian cancer according to WestportNow reports.

We recognize October as Cancer Awareness Month.

Hart was an actor too. She and her future husband would meet while taping the Steven Bochco TV series called ‘Paris’ (1979-80). And then work together again in 1982, following their marriage, in a revival of William Shakespeare’s Othello that same year.

They have one son together — Flynn Earl Jones.

Hart and Jones’ marriage was a second one for both — he was previously married to actress Julienne Marie and she to actor Bruce Weitz.

The pair were last seen on the red carpet of June’s Tony Awards.

06/12/2016 - James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart - 70th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals - The Beacon Theatre - New York City, NY, USA - Keywords: Vertical, The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, achievement in live Broadway theatre, theater, Red Carpet Arrival, Award, Awards Ceremony, Portrait, Photography, Fashion, Arts Culture and Entertainment, Person, People, Celebrity, Celebrities, NYC Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: Lisa Holte / PRPhotos.com - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

The family requested that donations in her name be made to two organizations close to Hart’s heart: The Actors Fund or Hudson Valley Hospice.

James Earl Jones continues to work in films and theatre.

The family requests that donations in her name be made to two organizations close to Hart’s heart: The Actors Fund or Hudson Valley Hospice.

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