The Django Unchained The 52-year-old star revealed the tragic news on Tuesday in an Instagram post and shared a black and white photo of himself with his sister.
“My heart broke into a million pieces …” Foxx began his post. “My beautiful, loving sister Deondra has changed … I say changed because she will always be alive … everyone who knew my sister … knew she was a bright light … I can’t tell you how often we had parties in the house where she hit the dance floor and stole the show … even gave her boyfriend @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money … well I know she’s in heaven now, dancing with her wings. ..
“Although my pain is incredible, I smile when I think of all the great memories she left me … my family … and friends … from dancing in the guilt video … to dancing at the Grammys … and becoming that Ambassador at @globaldownsyndrome … from sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the Rio Grand … to serenading all of her music …
“Deondra, you left a hole in my heart … but I’m going to fill it with all the memories you gave me … I love you with every ounce of mine … our family is shattered, but we’re going to put this piece back together. We’ll be back!” with your love … and please keep my family in your prayers … “
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According to PeopleDixon died on Monday October 19th.
Dixon – with Down syndrome – was born on September 6, 1984 in Dallas, Texas, and was named after Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation In 2011, she competed in the Special Olympics as a child, competed for more than nine years, winning medals in shot put, athletics, bowling, and soccer.
In her biography on the foundation’s website, Dixon thanks her brother for giving her the opportunity to follow her dreams.
“I want to be a professional dancer,” wrote Dixon. “My brother gave me the opportunity to do some special things. I danced ‘Blame It’ in his video. I’ve danced on stage at some of his concerts around the country. And you know what? I danced at the Grammys! “
Foxx received condolences from its celebrity friends, including Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pratt, Ashley Benson, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Viola Davis, and Swizz Beatz.
Dixon is survived by her brother Foxx, parents Annette and George Dixon, sister Deidra Dixon and nieces Anelise and Corinne.
In an interview with People In 2018, Foxx and Dixon spoke about their special bond.
“One thing people may not understand is that the person with special needs, the love they give you, is unfiltered,” Foxx said. “There’s nothing to prevent them from loving you, and nothing to get in the way of getting upset with you.
“You really get the real individual. It’s a challenge, but it’s moments like this that get everything working. She’s a superstar now. “
Dixon said she was “glad to have a big brother she can count on” and loved him “every day.”
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