LQ Jones died on July 9 at his Hollywood Hills home. He is best known for his roles in Sam Peckinpah’s classic films The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country. He was 94 years old. Erté de Garces, his grandson, shared the sad news that he had passed away. Randy, Steve and Mindy, three of LQ Jones’ children, are now alive. Justus Ellis McQueen was his real name, but he was best known as LQ Jones for the role he played in his first film, Battle Cry.
Famed actor and comedian Louie Anderson died on January 21, and news of LQ Jones’ death came months later. He was taken to the hospital a few days earlier because he had cancer, but he didn’t make it. Another Hollywood star who died on January 9th was Bob Saget. Betty White, who died on December 31, 2021 at the age of 99, died of natural causes. Other famous people who died last year were Chick Vennera, DMX, Jay Black and Jeanette Maus. Her death broke the hearts of her fans.
How did LQ Jones die?
Justus Ellis McQueen Jr. was born in August 1927 in Beaumont, Texas. This is where LQ Jones was born. His father worked on the railroad. His mother Jessie died in a car accident when he was young, so his relatives raised him. Regarding his death, his grandson Erté deGarce’s told The Hollywood Reporter that Jones died of natural causes.
While posting a picture of Jones on Instagram, his grandson wrote, “The legendary LQ Jones (aka Justice Ellis McQueen) took his final drive into the sunset this morning.” He died at his beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills, surrounded by his family. He also made a son my father and gave Romeo a middle name for which I will always be grateful. Your family and fans will miss you, Mr. Jones.
LQ Jones was in the US Navy and went to the University of Texas to study law. The late famous actor played a westerner in several classic Hollywood films such as The Mask of Zorro, Major Dundee and The Patriot. Jones has appeared in more than 60 films and television shows. He also wrote, directed and produced the sci-fi classic A Boy and His Dog, which was a huge hit in 1975. Jones is also famous for a scene in Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” that everyone remembers. His other films include Men in War (1957), The Naked and the Dead (1958), Flaming Star (1960), Cimarron (1960), Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) and many more.
“LQ Jones was a genius shrouded in the mystique of the salt of the earth”
One of the many tributes to the legendary film and television star said: “LQ Jones was a reminder of a Hollywood that seemed larger than life. He shared great stories about his varied career, particularly the five films he made with Sam Peckinpah and the version of A Boy and His Dog he made. I’m happy just thinking about him #RIP.” Another person said, “Sad to hear that actor LQ Jones has passed away. I first thought of him when I saw him in The Beast Within and Lone Wolf McQuade. A wonderful job for more than fifty years. Good luck Mr. Jones and thank you for all the great characters you have created.”
The next person tweeted, “Man we lost another great one… RIP, LQ Jones.” “LQ Jones was a genius shrouded in the mystique of the salt of the earth,” said another. He is both a great actor and a great director. “A Boy and His Dog, the film he directed, is a masterpiece. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.” One user said, “Farewell LQ Jones, it was a pleasure to see him on screen. With his passing, Jaime Sánchez is the only one of Sam Peckinpah’s gang of THE WILD BUNCH outlaws still alive.” And one person said: “A sad week was made even sadder with the news that #LQJones passed away at the age of 94 died. He was one of those lucky guys to get to work with Sam Peckinpah and they both made cinema history that will never be forgotten.” One of the reasons I love movies is because of you #RIPLQJones.”