Jamie Foxx heartbroken as sister DeOndra dies aged 36
Jamie Foxx is in ‘unbelievable pain’ after the death of his sister DeOndra Dixon.
The actor made the sad announcement on Instagram on Monday.
Sharing sweet pictures of him with his sibling, Jamie’s tribute read: ‘My heart is shattered into a million pieces… my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned.
‘I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that she was a bright light… I can’t tell you how many times we have had parties at the house where she has got on the dance floor and stolen the show… even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money…
‘Well I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on…tho my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me… my family… and her friends… from dancing in the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And becoming The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music…’
He went on: ‘Deondra you have left A hole in my heart… but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me … I love you with every ounce of me… our family is shattered but we will put the pieces back together with your love… and y’all please keep my family in your prayers…’
His friends in the world of entertainment sent loving messages of support.
Black Panther star Michael B Jordan wrote: ‘Here for you brother! No words can ease what you’re going through but the Jordan’s are here for you and your family!!’
Actor Mike Colter posted a praying hands emoji and actress Porscha Coleman commented: ‘Sweet Angel Deondra. She was such a ray of light. And yes, those dance battles were always the best.
‘She always stole the show! Rest In Peace, Angel. You will be deeply missed by us all. Say hi to my dad for me.’
TV presenter Mario Lopez said: ‘God Bless you man. My condolences & love to you and your family…’ and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi said: ‘So sorry for your loss’.
Actress and writer Lena Waithe said: ‘I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you so much love right now.’
In 2018 the comedian told NBC that Deondra, who had Down Syndrome, keeps him grounded.
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