DeOndra Dixon, the youthful sister of actor Jamie Foxx, has died. She was 36.
The Django Unchained star, 52, revealed the tragic information in an Instagram put up on Tuesday, sharing a black and white photograph of himself together with his sister.
“My coronary heart is shattered into 1,000,000 items…” Foxx started his put up. “My stunning loving sister Deondra has transitioned… I say transitioned as a result of she is going to at all times be alive… anybody who knew my sis… knew that she was a vivid mild… I am unable to inform you what number of occasions we now have had events on the home the place she has bought on the dance ground and stolen the present… even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his cash… properly I do know she is in heaven now dancing together with her wings on…
“Tho my ache is unbelievable I smile after I consider all the nice reminiscences that she left me… my household… and her associates… from dancing within the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And turning into The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a smile as huge because the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music…
“Deondra you will have left A gap in my coronary heart… however I’ll fill it with all the reminiscences that you just 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 along with your love… and y’all please hold my household in your prayers…”
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Based on People, Dixon handed away on Monday, October 19.
Dixon — who had Down syndrome — was born September 6, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, and was named the Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in 2011. She participated within the Particular Olympics as a baby, competing for greater than 9 years and incomes medals for shot put, observe and subject, bowling and soccer.
In her biography on the inspiration’s web site, Dixon thanks her brother for giving her the chance to comply with her goals.
“I need to be an expert dancer,” Dixon wrote. “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 live shows all around the nation. And guess what? I’ve danced on the Grammy’s!”
Foxx acquired condolences from his celeb associates, together with Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pratt, Ashley Benson, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Viola Davis and Swizz Beatz.
Dixon is survived by her brother Foxx, in addition to her mother and father Annette and George Dixon, sister Deidra Dixon and nieces Anelise and Corinne.
In an interview with People in 2018, Foxx and Dixon spoke about their particular bond.
“One factor individuals could not perceive is that the individual with particular wants, the love that they provide you is unfiltered,” Foxx stated. “There’s nothing in the way in which of them loving you and there’s nothing in the way in which of them being upset with you both.
“You actually get the true particular person. It is difficult, however it’s moments like this that make all of it work. She’s a celebrity now.”
Dixon stated she was “completely satisfied to have a giant brother to depend on”, and that she liked him “daily”.