The Oscar and Grammy Award winner announced DeOndra Dixon's death Monday, praising her "grin as wide as the Rio Grande" while asking for prayers for their family.
Jamie Foxx's younger sister DeOndra Dixon has passed away at the age of 36.
The Oscar winner announced her death Monday on Instagram. "My heart is shattered into a million pieces," he wrote of his sibling, who was born with Down Syndrome. "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 Chris Brown a run for his money."
According to reports, Brown shared news of Dixon's passing over the weekend on social media before deleting the post. In his remembrance, Foxx said he knows "she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on," before adding that the pain he is in is "unbelievable." He said he's finding solace by leaning on memories of a grin as wide as the Rio Grande, and the experiences they shared, like Dixon dancing in his "Blame It" video featuring T-Pain, and at the Grammy Awards where the song was honored with an award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group in 2010.