Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. is mourning the loss of his youngest son, 6-month-old Marlo.

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Jones shared the news with his followers on Saturday.

“Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo,” he wrote. “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.”

Jones continued the caption, adding, “Marlo, the joy that you brought to us every day, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on earth.”

The Detroit Lions released a statement shortly after Jones shared the tragic news to show their support for the family, writing, “Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo.”

“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," the statement continued. "We thank everyone for the outpouring of support.”