Who is DeOndra Dixon? : Jamie Foxx confirms death of sister DeOndra Dixon, 36, in emotional tribute – ‘my heart is shattered'( bio, wiki, age, career, family, death)
Jamie Foxx confirms death of sister DeOndra Dixon, 36, in emotional tribute - 'my heart is shattered'
DeOndra Dixon bio, wiki, age, career, family, early life, education, death
Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, who was 36. Foxx opened up about his sister’s death in a moving Instagram post on Monday, writing that his heart is “shattered into a million pieces.” Foxx said Dixon, who had Down syndrome, had “transitioned.”
“I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that she was a bright light,” Foxx wrote. “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.”
The actor and singer, 52, said he knows his sister is “in heaven now dancing with her wings on.” He said while his pain is “unbelievable,” he smiles thinking of the great memories Dixon left, including dancing in the music video for his song “Blame It” and dancing at the Grammys.
Dixon was an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, which also remembered her with a post on Instagram.
According to her bio on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website, Dixon was born in Dallas, Texas, and participated in the Special Olympics for more than nine years. She later moved to California with Foxx and her family.
“I am proud of myself. I have a job at my school. I am the Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and I won the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award! I am special,” she wrote in the bio.
Dixon also said she felt she was “born to dance.” “I want to be a professional dancer. My brother has given me a chance to do some special things,” she wrote, noting that she danced in his music video and at the Grammys. “Lots of kids with Down syndrome never get a chance to shine or chase their dreams,” she continued. “Each one has something to offer and each one has a dream.”
Dixon is the daughter of Foxx’s mother, Louise Annette Dixon, and his stepfather, George Dixon.