Jamie Foxx Thrown In Mourning As His Younger Sister Dies

Jamie Foxx announced on Monday that his 'beautiful, loving' younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, has died at age 36. 

The 52-year-old Oscar winner wrote in an emotional Instagram tribute: 'My heart is shattered into a million pieces. DeOndra has transitioned. I say transitioned because she will always be alive.'

Dixon - who had Down syndrome - is said to have passed away on October 19, according to a source that informed PEOPLE.  

'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,' Jamie (born Eric Bishop) continued in his post.

'I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on. [Though] my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me, my family, and her friends.'

Foxx singled out the high school graduate receiving the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's highest honor, the inaugural Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award for Self-Advocacy, in Denver in 2009. 

'DeOndra you have left a hole in my heart, but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me,' the Project Power action star wrote. 

'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.'

Jamie received condolences from his celeb pals Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pratt, Snoop Dogg, Mahershala Ali, David Alan Grier, Ashley Benson, D. L. Hughley, Swizz Beatz, La La Anthony, Nia Long, Ne-Yo, and Yara Shahidi.

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