Jamie Foxx took to his Instagram to share the news of his sister’s death, DeOndra Dixon, who passed away at the age of 36 years. She was the Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation having been named in the position in 2011. According to a source, DeOndra died on Monday, October 19th.
The actor wrote a touching tribute to DeOndra saying, “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 had 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 the great memories that she has left me… my family… and her friends…”
He added that,
“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… 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.”
We are sending our condolences to her family and brother for their loss!