Ron Cephas Jones, left, is William, the birth father of Randall, played by Sterling K. Brown in the series “This Is Us.” In a recent episode, William, taking his last breath, grabs his overachiever, workaholic son’s hand and offers deathbed wisdom: Roll all the windows down…and crank up the music.
Ron Cephas Jones, left, is William, the birth father of Randall, played by Sterling K. Brown in the series “This Is Us.” In a recent episode, William, taking his last breath, grabs his overachiever, workaholic son’s hand and offers deathbed wisdom: Roll all the windows down…and crank up the music.
Ron Cephas Jones, left, is William, the birth father of Randall, played by Sterling K. Brown in the series “This Is Us.” In a recent episode, William, taking his last breath, grabs his overachiever, workaholic son’s hand and offers deathbed wisdom: Roll all the windows down…and crank up the music.

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Armen D. Bacon

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Armen D. Bacon is a writer and co-author of "Griefland — an Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship" (Globe Pequot Press, 2012) and a collection of essays, "My Name is Armen - a Life in Column Inches." Email: armenbacon@gmail.com.