Cecilia Hart James Earl Jones

Cecilia Hart, wife of legendary actor James Earl Jones has died following a year-long battle with ovarian cancer.

The 68-year-old actress and Jones, 85, were married for 34 years and had 1 son, Flynn.
She passed away on Sunday, according to Connecticut's WestportNow newspaper.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and belly. Late stage ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be fatal.

Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but they can be non-specific, such as loss of appetite and weight loss.

Ovarian cancer requires a medical diagnosis and follow-up by a team of specialists including OB/GYN, oncologist, radiation oncologist, pathologist, radiologist and surgeon


Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms in the early stages. Later stages are associated with symptoms, but they can be non-specific, such as loss of appetite and weight loss.

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Indigestion, or nausea
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fluid in the abdomen, or lump in the abdomen
  • Fatigue (weakness)
  • Shortness of breath (with or without exertion)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Diagnosis

    Diagnostic tools include pelvic examination, Pap smear, biopsy using laparotomy: surgical opening made in the abdomen to diagnose or treat various diseases. Also blood tests looking for specific cancer antigen; Ultrasound, MRI or CT scans, etc.


    Surgery and chemotherapy are generally used to treat ovarian cancer.

    Surgery includes partial or total removal of the uterus and ovaries or fallopian tubes; resection or dissection of the peritoneal lymph nodes; surgical removal of all or part of the abdominal lining.

    Medications include chemotherapy, which kills cells that are growing or multiplying too quickly; medications to treat side effects of chemotherapy and radiation including meds for pain and nausea, vomiting, antibiotics to prevent infection, etc.

    Radiation uses x-rays and other high-energy rays to kill abnormal cells.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More Info On the Web

    Ovarian Cancer -- Mayo Clinic

    Ovarian Cancer -- Cancer.org

    Ovarian Cancer -- WebMD


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    • Di Ana

      Coming to America.

    • Petty Patty Cakes

      Important information. Thanks Sandra

    • Incog-knee-gress

      I saw she has passed. God bless their fam right now.

    • flowerinthemoonlight

      Prayers for James Earl Jones and family. ?

    • iWasteTime

      R.I.P. Mrs. Hart-Jones.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      Condolences to the family.

    • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

      Damn JEJ robbed the cradle.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Prayers. So tragic.

    • Buttercup

      Maternal Grandma Butter died from ovarian cancer. I'll never stop missing that lady. Condolences to her family.

    • imright

      fck cancer ???

    • SpillyNillie


    • missmiami305

      My grandmother passed from this. Let me schedule my annual now. Can you request blood screenings and are they covered via insurance? I was told paps don't usually catch it.

    • missmiami305

      Same here ?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Y'all have a good day.

    • Crazy tee

      Paps for cervical...sometimes ultra sound can catch ovarian cancer....anyone over 40 have your breast examined...stage 0 breast cancer are usually calcifications (small salt looking) that's not a lump....you don't feel them and you won't even know you have them without a mammogram....and they are still insisting that woman just feel for lumps...

    • Real name

      May she rest in peace. James Earl Jones always remind me if my Grandfather.

    • hotntot95

      ..I need to schedule my annual..I hate going so much?

    • hotntot95

      ..I need to schedule my annual..I hate going so much?

    • Mystery User

      Didn't know James Earl Jones was down with the swirl sorry for his loss #thatisall

    • slim3542

      So u mean to tell me James Earl Jones was married to a neanderthal as well!!!???? smh.

    • ShadesofEMPRESS

      Condolences to the family.

    • Athena Panagakos

      Wow, I am so very sorry for the family! I pray God helps them with their grief.

    • Athena Panagakos

      Well to be fair JEJ is part swirl. More swirl, less hate. JMO???&??

    • Tynamight

      Man! Sorry to hear that.

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Please do!! Your health is nothing to play around with! I'm a 6 year cervical cancer survivor and I encourage all my blog sisters to get checked yearly???

      Ps. I hated them too but it saved my life?

    • Floriduhh Evans

      RIP and my condolences to the family

    • chococherry

      Amen, amen, so happy for you. ???.

    • barbeez

      Many of us were thinking it...but only one stood tall and spoke it. Becky fever. Black men are the weakest males on earth.

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Thank you! I feel very blessed??

    • Alicia.Ashe

      My condolences to the family.

    • Li

      If you have your ovaries removed. Period. You won't get it. It's always surprising to me to find out that women in their 60s have ovarian cancer. (Did they get regular pap smears and checkups?)

    • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

      Thought he had Black mother and Black father. Swirl of the mind?

    • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

      Not necessarily. It appears that it is just not detected during early stages..

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Condolences to the family

    • Michelle

      I had no idea his wife was white. She was a beautiful woman. I absolutely love James Earl Jones. My favorite role of his is Darth Vader of Star Wars. My sincere condolences to him and their children if they have any. This is so heartbreaking. May Mrs. Hart - Jones rest in peace.

    • MScommunication

      Making my yearly tomorrow. Ugh I hate going but thanks for the reminder.

    • Yoni

      Hugs to you!

    • Moon Lee


    • Saved.Sista’.Shirell


    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Awesome?? It will be over in no time, then go home and relax with a glass of ?!!

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Thanks Yoni?

    • MScommunication

      I don't drink smoke or do anything. That's why I'm so messed up now. It's hard living completely sober.

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike


    • MScommunication

      I made that appointment today like I said. Well bottoms up to me I guess lol. I hate the stirrups lol.

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Yessss! I'm so glad you followed through. You will not regret it and remember to paint those toes or wear socks(for the dreaded stirrups)??

    • MScommunication

      I wear socks. My grandma told me don't put my bare feet in those nasty stirrups. I don't know whose feet were on them before mine lol.

    • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

      Lol?Grandma's a smart lady??

    • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

      SAD RIP Mrs.C Hart