Jamie Foxx remembered his younger sister, Deondra Dixon, who died at the age of 36, via Instagram on Monday, writing “My heart is broken into a million pieces.”
“My beautiful loving sister Deondra has moved,” Fox, 52, wrote with a black-and-white photo of the two. “I say she was moved because she will always be alive … everyone who knew my sister … knew she was a bright light …” People magazine reports that Dixon died on October 19.
“I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had parties in the house where she went up to the dance floor and stole the show …” Fox’s caption continued. “Well, I know she̵
“Deondra, you left a hole in my heart … but I will fill it with all the memories you gave me … I love you with every threesome of me … our family is broken, but we will return the pieces with yours love … and you, please keep my family in your prayers … 💔💔💔. “
DeOndra was born in Dallas, Texas to Foxx’s mother, Louise Annette, and his stepfather, George, on Sept. 6, 1984. “We weren’t trying to figure out she had Down Syndrome,” Fox told People in November 2011. We were trying to say she was cute. It was that little chocolate ball. “
DeOndra began competing in the Special Olympics as a sixth grader, continuing with the event for nearly 10 years. After graduating from high school in Texas in 2002, she moved to California, moving to Fox.
Fox told Dateline in 2018 that DeOndra, who has loved dancing all his life and has appeared on stage several times with Fox, including, has taught him “how to live.”
“Sometimes we are caught in our world with the extras of everything -” Ah, Mercedes is not the right color! And then you see this girl here: “I just want to live. I want to dance. I want to love.’ So it brings you back to what life is. “