As the actor on Instagram first announced, DeOndra Dixon, the little sister of actor Jamie Foxx, has died. She was about 36. To go along with the emotional article, Foxx shared a series of pictures of him and his sister. “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… 💔💔💔”
Born on September 6, 1984, Dixon never let Down syndrome hold her back in Dallas, Texas. She began participating in the Special Olympics in the sixth grade, and Dixon moved to Thousand Oaks, California, after graduating from Terrell High School in 2002, to live with her big brother and other family members.
Dixon became a Global Down Syndrome Foundation ambassador in 2011. On her biography page, Dixon wrote. She was also aware of the benefits she had been given by making an older brother so famous. “I feel I was born to dance,” “My brother has given me a chance to do some special things,” Dixon said. “I danced in his video ‘Blame It.’ I’ve danced on stage at some of his concerts all over the country. And guess what? I’ve danced at the Grammy’s!
“Lots of kids with Down syndrome never get a chance to shine or chase their dreams,” Dixon added. “Each one has something to offer and each one has a dream. Please help me and my family to advocate for so many beautiful and brilliant children with Down syndrome who’ve been neglected. Together we will make dreams come true.”
Jamie Foxx Described
Dixon had the same mother, Louise Annette Dixon, like Foxx, and her father, George Dixon, was the stepfather of the Just Mercy actor. When his little sister was born, Foxx was 16 years old, and the Oscar-winner had previously described the moment when he immediately fell in love with her.
In November 2011, he told People. “We weren’t trippin’ on the fact that she had Down syndrome,” “We were trippin’ on the fact that she was cute. She was this little chocolate ball.”
Foxx spoke highly of her dance ability as well.
“I always lose the dance battle because she’s got the good moves. One thing people may not understand is that the person with special needs, the love that they give you is unfiltered. There is nothing in the way of them loving you and there is nothing in the way of them being upset with you either.”
“You really get the true individual,” Foxx added. “It’s challenging, but it is moments like this that make it all work. She’s a superstar now.”
In a touching tribute to his sister DeOndra Dixon, who died aged 36, Jamie Foxx said his “heart is broken.”
The Oscar-winning star, 52, announced the news along with pictures of the pair in an Instagram post on Monday.
This photo really captured DeOndra Dixon’s personality. She had just shown us her dance moves alongside big brother Jamie Foxx. She was an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome @GDSFoundation and the star at a fashion show fundraiser, inspiring others. More @TODAYshow 8a pic.twitter.com/lQbqEdEv3e
Jamie Foxx wrote a beautiful post about his sister DeOndra Dixon and the impact she had. I had the pleasure of meeting them both and profiling their special relationship. I’ll be sharing more @TODAYshow at 8. pic.twitter.com/NvCyE6AMMc