Jas Waters aka Jas Fly, a writer on This Is Us and Jim Carrey’s Kidding as well as a well-known journalist and broadcaster, died at 39. Waters has gone by the title, JasFly, throughout her career. Jasmine Waters was born in Evanston, Illinois. She had been living and working in Los Angeles when she died. According to their LinkedIn page, Waters worked for VH1, Comedy Central, and Showtime during her career. Waters had been a graduate of Chicago Columbia College. Waters said on its LinkedIn page that her life philosophy was, “You can have anything you’re willing to work for.” In her last tweet, which came on May 8, Waters tweeted, “Some s*** just changes you.”
She worked as the story editor for 10 Kidding episodes, in addition to writing two scripts, according to Waters’ IMDb account. Waters was a staff writer on NBC’s hit series, This Is Us, from 2017 to 2018. Waters receives credit on the show’s 18 episodes. Before that, Waters had written four episodes of Hood Adjacent by Comedy Central. Also in 2017 Waters wrote an episode of VH1’s The Breaks.
Waters appeared on VH1’s Gossip Game, the game series. It’s written in the bio section of her IMDb page that Waters worked on TV show productions like ER and The Real World of MTV. Waters was also working on films such as Spiderman, Barbershop, and Save the Last Dance.
In a September 2017 article by Hollywood Reporter on This Is Us artists, Waters compared to a rookie playing in the Super Bowl having a writing job on the show. Waters said her other writing jobs had ended in 2017, and she asked her agent to get her work on the show, which had already become a success. When its agents finally got her in a room with the producers of the show, Waters says, “pitched for dear life.” Two weeks later, her agents called her to say she had the job. Water said, “It was a coup, a concerted effort by many people and nothing short of a Hail Mary.”
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When asked about writing on This Is Us, Waters said she’d pitched ideas from her own life in a separate interview with Shadow and Act from 2018. Waters shivered, “I’ve lived a lot of life.” Waters described a lot of weight loss which helped her to relate to Kate ‘s character. Waters said she’s an adopted person who helped connect to Randall ‘s character in the series.
Waters Conducted With Rapper Jeezy
In a 2013 interview, Waters told Ebony magazine she was a “non-conformist.” Waters said, “Even as a kid, if you told me to go left, I’m just going to go right.” Waters talked about her freelance writing job during the interview. Waters has said she has interviewed such diverse people as Warren Buffett and Jay-Z. Waters said the one she conducted with rapper Jeezy was her favorite interview. Waters has described herself as “super proud” Of the piece because the couple “talked about love.” Waters added the interview should be done in person but it was done over the phone due to logistical problems. Waters said:
So by the time we got on the phone, we were both just a little like “What’s gonna happen here?” I knew I was speaking to a female audience, and I’m like “This is Jeezy,” he’s not necessarily known for being the most tender of guys.
And I said to him, “I wanna talk to you about love.” He was just like, “Well, what about love?” … He was so great and responsive and he was very honest and he was very much himself. It was a great moment for me, because you didn’t expect that from him.
Jas Waters Cause Of Death
Friend and fellow-writer, Sade Sellers, verified Waters’ passing. Fellow journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy has paid tweeting homage to Waters, “If you are in the industry, you know @JasFly … a motivating energy and dope woman in hip-hop. Today hurts.”
If you are in the industry, you know @JasFly … a motivating energy and dope woman in hip-hop. Today hurts
Rest in power @JasFly. When I was surfing from air mattress to air mattress, your posts filled me with hope, confidence, knowledge and laughs. You were talented, open and inspired many. Thank you for sharing your light with us. #RestInPower#JasWaterspic.twitter.com/Rnh13uX6pg
Last night I shared a story with a friend about covert racism that @JasFly had to experience and stay strong for as once again, the only woman of color in the situation. I messaged her afterwards, because she was on my heart. Today I have discovered her passing. I hate this…
@JasFly There are no words to express the sorrow I feel right now. I will miss you tremendously for your strength, courage and insightfulness. I pray that you are at peace and that your family is protected in god’s light.
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