Everything changed on October 19, 2020. DeOndra Dixon, Jamie Foxx’s little sister, left very early, too early, at the age of 36. On social networks, the comedian expressed his immense pain.

Life will never be the same again. On Monday October 26, 2020, Jamie Foxx announced that he has just lost his pillar, his sunshine, his little sister DeOndra . If the tragedy dates from October 19, according to information from People magazine , the comedian needed time to find the strength to talk about it. On social networks, he unveiled some photographs as a souvenir and a long poignant text. “ My heart is broken into a million pieces ,” he wrote. “ My beautiful sister has transitioned. I prefer to say ‘transitioned’ because she will still be alive. Anyone who knew her knows she was a burst of light. . “

DeOndra Dixon was only 36 years old. She had Down Syndrome , an anomaly of chromosome 21 that is also called, quite simply, trisomy 21. Of his time on earth, Jamie Foxx remembers only the warmth, the joy, the laughter. ” I couldn’t say how many times we’ve had house parties, where she would throw herself out on the dancefloor and do the show , Katie Holmes ex continues . I know she’s in heaven now, in dancing with her wings. Even though my pain is unbelievable, I smile as I think back to those great memories she left with me. “

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My heart is shattered into a million pieces… 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… even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money… well I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on…tho my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me… my family… and her friends… from dancing in the blame it video… to Dancing on the Grammys… And becoming The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome… from sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music… Deondra you have left A hole in my heart… but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me … 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… 💔💔💔

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She was one of the ambassadors for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation . DeOndra Dixon had even received, from the organization, the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award in 2009. Athletic, she had won several medals at the Special Olympics , in shot put, athletics, bowling and football. “ You left a void in my heart ,” concludes Jamie Foxx. “ But I will fill it with all these memories. I love you with all of my being. Our family is broken but we will put every crumb back in place thanks to your love. ” For To temper these strong emotions, the 51-year-old actor went for a little horse riding with his family earlier this week, hoping that “peace heals heavy hearts . “The great gallop of life must resume its mad course …