Hudson Valley resident and award winning actor James Earl Jones' wife, Cecilia Hart Jones has passed away at the age of 68.

2015 American Theatre Wing's Gala
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According to WestPortNow.Com, the actress passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer last Wednesday, Oct. 19. Cecilia Hart Jones was a well established actress who starred in numerous Broadway shows. She starred in shows such as The Heiress,Design for Living and Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land. Not only did she grace the stages of Broadway, but she also had minor rolls on TV shows like Charles in Charge, MacGyver as well as Law and Order. 

The Jones family have lived, and still have a home, in Pawling for quite sometime. Their son Flynn attended Poughkeepsie Day School. If you would like to make a donation the family requests that you send them to two foundations close to Cecilia's heart. Donations can be sent to The Actors Fund and Hudson Valley Hospice.

Cecilia Heart and James Earl Jones were married in 1982 after meeting on the set of the revival of William Shakespeare's Othello. James Early Jones is most notably known for providing the voice of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films.

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