Jamie Foxx's sister, DeOndra Dixon, has died at 36

Jamie Foxx is mourning the loss of life of his more youthful sister, DeOndra Dixon, who was once 36. Foxx unfolded about his sister’s loss of life in a transferring Instagram publish on Monday, writing that his middle is “shattered into one million items.”

Foxx mentioned Dixon, who had Down syndrome, had “transitioned.” 

“I say transitioned as a result of she is going to at all times be alive… somebody who knew my sis… knew that she was once a vivid gentle,” Foxx wrote. “I will be able to’t let you know how time and again we now have had events on the area the place she has were given at the dance ground and stolen the display.”

The actor and singer, 52, mentioned he is aware of his sister is “in heaven now dancing along with her wings on.” He mentioned whilst his ache is “incredible,” he smiles considering of the good recollections Dixon left, together with dancing within the tune video for his music “Blame It” and dancing on the Grammys.

“Deondra you have got left A hollow in my middle however I can fill it with the entire recollections that you simply gave me,” Foxx’s publish endured. “I like you with each ounce of me… our circle of relatives is shattered however we will be able to put the items again at the side of your love… and y’all please stay my circle of relatives to your prayers.”

Dixon was once an envoy for the International Down Syndrome Basis, which additionally remembered her with a publish on Instagram. 

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Actor Jamie Foxx poses for photos together with his sister DeOndra Dixon on November 12, 2016.

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In line with her bio at the International Down Syndrome Basis web page, Dixon was once born in Dallas, Texas, and took part within the Particular Olympics for greater than 9 years. She later moved to California with Foxx and her circle of relatives. 

“I’m pleased with myself. I’ve a task at my faculty. I’m the Ambassador for the International Down Syndrome Basis and I received the Quincy Jones Outstanding Advocacy Award! I’m particular,” she wrote within the bio. 

Dixon additionally mentioned she felt she was once “born to bop.”

“I wish to be a certified dancer. My brother has given me a possibility to perform a little particular issues,” she wrote, noting that she danced in his tune video and on the Grammys. 

“A whole lot of children with Down syndrome by no means get a possibility to polish or chase their goals,” she endured. “Each and every one has one thing to provide and each and every one has a dream.”

In line with Leisure This night, Dixon is the daughter of Foxx’s mom, Louise Annette Dixon, and his stepfather, George Dixon. 

A number of celebrities left messages on Foxx’s publish about his sister. “So so sorry Jamie. I understand how a lot you really liked your sis. She was once so blessed to have you ever. Relaxation smartly Deondra!” Viola Davis commented.

“Oh noooo Jamie Im so sorry on your loss! She was once essentially the most gorgeous soul on the planet. Sending you all my gentle,” wrote Eva Longoria. 

“Right here for you brother!” wrote Foxx’s “Simply Mercy” co-star, Michael B. Jordan. “No phrases can ease what you are going thru however the Jordan’s are right here for you and your circle of relatives!!’

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