Published:Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 12:10
Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx said “my heart is shattered into a million pieces” following the death of his younger sister at the age of 36.
Foxx said Deondra Dixon, who had Down’s syndrome and was an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, “is in heaven now dancing with her wings on”.
The Oscar-winning star, 52, shared an emotional tribute to his sister on Instagram.
Foxx, 52, posted: “Deondra… I love you with every ounce of me.”
Alongside pictures of the pair together, the Ray and Django Unchained star wrote: “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.”
He added: “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.”
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation said Dixon died on 19 October.