“My coronary heart is shattered into a million pieces,” the Django Unchained actor, 52, wrote in a prolonged Instagram put up on Monday, October 26, alongside a slideshow of household images. “My lovely loving sister Deondra has transitioned… I say transitioned as a result of she is going to at all times be alive.”
Foxx continued: “Anybody who knew my sis… knew that she was a vivid gentle. I can’t let you know what number of occasions we have now had events on the home the place she has acquired on the dance flooring and stolen the present… even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his cash. Properly I do know she is in heaven now dancing along with her wings on.”
The Simply Mercy star’s mom, Louise Annette Dixon, and stepfather, George Dixon, welcomed DeOndra in September 1984. DeOndra was born with Down syndrome and started competing within the Particular Olympics when she was in sixth grade. In 2009, she was honored because the World Down Syndrome Basis’s first-ever Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award winner and she or he turned an envoy for the group two years later. On the time, the Texas native described how her love for dance helped her transfer via the world with confidence and pleasure.
“I really feel I used to be born to bounce. I wish to be an expert dancer. My brother has given me an opportunity to do some particular issues. I danced in his video ‘Blame It.’ I’ve danced on stage at a few of his concert events all around the nation. And guess what? I’ve danced on the Grammys!” she wrote in a blog post on the muse’s web site. “Numerous children with Down syndrome by no means get an opportunity to shine or chase their desires. Each has something to offer and each has a dream.”
Whereas honoring his sister’s joyful legacy, Foxx admitted that his whole family was hurting — however would ceaselessly cherish DeOndra’s accomplishments and the time they spent along with her.
“[Though] my ache is unbelievable, I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me… my household… and her pals,” he wrote on Monday. “Deondra you may have left a gap in my coronary heart however I’ll fill it with the entire recollections that you simply gave me. I really like you with each ounce of me… our household is shattered however we are going to put the items again collectively together with your love… and y’all please hold my household in your prayers… 💔💔💔.”
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