Lions WR Jones announces death of youngest child

The youngest son of Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones died on Friday. Marlo Jones was 6 months old.”It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son ‘Marlito’ has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us,” Marvin Jones wrote in an Instagram post. “Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on Earth.”You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you.”Jones and his wife, Jazmyn, have three older boys and a 3-year-old daughter, Mya.The Lions released a statement on Saturday.”Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo. The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time,” the statement said. “Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support.”

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