Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones was an actor, boxer, personal trainer and community leader who died at the age of 46.
He was the founder of Beastie Boxing and the BMoved Foundation, which aimed to inspire and help people achieve what they previously thought impossible.
Cedric grew up in Georgia and became a professional dancer at the age of 17, performing with several artists including OutKast and Ludacris.
He moved to Los Angeles with just $5,000 and lived on the streets for a year before finding success in boxing and Hollywood.
Cedric appeared in several movies, including Emancipation and The Terminal List.
He was honored in a memorial run in Manhattan Beach, California, on October 22, organized by Beastie Boxing to honor his legacy and send condolences to his family.
Cedric was described as a loving father, devoted husband, caring son, brother, community leader and incredible friend who inspired others.
Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones cause of death
Unfortunately, at the time of publishing this article, Cedric’s cause of death has not been publicly shared.
He is survived by his wife, Barbie Jones, and three minor children.
What was the memorial run for Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones?
A memorial run was held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, to honor Cedric.
The event was organized by Beastie Boxing, and it began at noon at Beastie Gym with a small ceremony, followed by a run down to the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Attendees were asked to wear black and white.
Members of the Beastie Boxing gym community participated in the memorial run to commemorate Cedric’s legacy and send condolences to his family.
The run aimed to celebrate Jones’ life, career and dedication to helping people achieve their fitness goals and his work as a community leader.
Cedric’s legacy extended far beyond the Beastie Boxing gym’s walls in Manhattan Beach along Sepulveda Boulevard, and he was widely known for his outreach to the most vulnerable communities, visiting detention centers and shelters, and feeding the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A GoFundMe and a Meal Train were established to support Cedric’s family.
Cedric ‘Beastie’ Jones career
Cedric had a diverse and successful career in the fitness and entertainment industries.
He began his career as a professional dancer, specializing in ballet.
Cedric also had a background in theatre and was involved in the entertainment industry, pursuing his dream of becoming an entertainer.
He was also a certified trainer in several areas, including boxing and circuit training.
Cedric trained celebrity and professional athletes, and his clients included a substantial clientele base.
Additionally, he had some involvement in the acting industry having crashed an audition for a role that required a real boxer, and three months later, he was called back for another audition in Pittsburgh.
However, it is unclear how extensive his acting career was.
Cedric was also known for his passion, energy and motivational approach to fitness.
He had a goal of raising $200,000 to build the first Beastie community center, which would offer a safe place for kids to exercise, learn on computers and be tutored.
Further, Cedric and Tommy Cassano partnered and took over Beastie, a Manhattan Beach boxing gym, where they offered various workouts, including circuit training and boxing.
The gym was named Beastie, and it became a successful venture for Cedric and Tommy.