Jamie Foxx’s youthful sister DeOndra Dixon dies at 36
Jamie Foxx memorialized his youthful sister, DeOndra Dixon, who died at 36, by way of Instagram on Monday, writing, “My coronary heart is shattered into 1,000,000 items.”
“My stunning loving sister Deondra has transitioned,” Foxx, 52, wrote alongside a black-and-white picture of the 2. “I say transitioned as a result of she is going to all the time be alive… anybody who knew my sis… knew that she was a shiny gentle…” People magazine reported that Dixon died Oct. 19.
“I can’t let you know what number of occasions now we have had events on the home the place she has obtained on the dance flooring and stolen the present…” Foxx’s caption continued. “Nicely I do know she is in heaven now dancing along with her wings on … tho my ache is unbelievable I smile after I consider the entire nice recollections that she left me… my household… and her pals… from dancing within the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And changing into The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a smile as large because the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music…”
“Deondra you’ve left A gap in my coronary heart… however I’ll fill it with the entire recollections that you just gave me … I 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 maintain my household in your prayers… 💔💔💔.”
DeOndra was born in Dallas, Texas, to Foxx’s mom, Louise Annette, and his stepfather, George, on Sept. 6, 1984. “We weren’t trippin’ on the truth that she had Down syndrome,” Foxx instructed Folks in November 2011. “We had been trippin’ on the truth that she was cute. She was this little chocolate ball.”
DeOndra started competing within the Particular Olympics as a sixth-grader, persevering with for practically 10 years. After graduating highschool in Texas in 2002, she relocated to California, transferring in with Foxx.
Foxx instructed Dateline in 2018 that DeOndra, who had a lifelong love of dance and appeared onstage with Foxx a number of occasions, taught him “how one can stay.”
“Generally we get caught up in our world on the extras of every thing — ‘Ah, the Mercedes just isn’t the fitting coloration!’ And then you definately see this woman over right here, ‘I simply need to stay. I need to dance. I need to love.’ So she brings you again all the way down to what life is.”
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