"My heart is shattered:" Jamie Foxx's sister DeOndra Dixon dies, aged 36
"She was a bright light."
Jamie Foxx's sister DeOndra Dixon has passed away, aged 36.
The Hollywood star paid tribute to his late sister on Instagram last night, writing that her passing has "left a hole in my heart."
"My heart is shattered into a million pieces," he wrote. "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."
Foxx, 52, added that although he is experiencing "unbelievable" pain, "I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me, my family, and her friends."
"Deondra you have left a hole in my heart, but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me," he said.
"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."
DeOndra, an ambassador for Global Down Syndrome, is reported to have died earlier this month on October 19.
The charity described her as a "true angel looking down on us."
"We have lost our talented, intelligent, feisty, beautiful, kind, loving, caring, pure and giving heart," they said. "Everyone at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation is in complete shock and full of grief."