DeOndra Dixon, the younger sister of actor Jamie Foxx and the 2011 Global Down Syndrome Foundation ambassador, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the age of 36.
“My heart is shattered into a million pieces… my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned…,” Foxx wrote on Instagram on Monday, confirming his sister’s passing.
“I say transitioned because she will always be alive… anyone who knew my sis… knew that she was a bright light…,” the Oscar-winning actor added.
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Born Sept. 6, 1984, in Dallas, Texas, Dixon began a nine-year run participating in the Special Olympics in the sixth grade. After graduating from high school, she moved to California to live with Foxx and the rest of her family in 2002, People reported.
She was the daughter of Foxx’s mother, Louise Annette Dixon, and his stepfather, George Dixon, Entertainment Tonight reported.
According to her profile on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation website, Dixon was “born to dance.”
“My brother has given me a chance to do some special things. I danced in his video ‘Blame It.’ I’ve danced on stage at some of his concerts all over the country. And guess what? I’ve danced at the Grammy’s!” Dixon wrote.
“Lots of kids with Down syndrome never get a chance to shine or chase their dreams. Each one has something to offer and each one has a dream. Please help me and my family to advocate for so many beautiful and brilliant children with Down syndrome who’ve been neglected. Together we will make dreams come true,” she added.
Foxx, who was 16 when Dixon was born, fell in love instantly with his baby sister, People reported.
“We weren’t trippin’ on the fact that she had Down syndrome,” he told the magazine in November 2011. “We were trippin’ on the fact that she was cute. She was this little chocolate ball.”
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FILE – In this Dec. 21, 1987, file photo, Eastside High School Principal Joe Clark is pictured at a rally by student supporters in Paterson, N.J. Clark, the baseball bat and bullhorn-wielding principal whose unwavering commitment to his students and uncompromising disciplinary methods inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me,” died at his Florida home on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, after a long battle with an unspecified illness, his family said in statement. He was 82. (AP Photo/Peter Cannata, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin acknowledges applause after a show to mark 70 years of his creations, in Paris. France’s Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
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FILE – In this file photo dated Saturday, May 26, 2007, actor David Prowse, who was the man in the black Darth Vader suit in the first Star Wars film, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, in Los Angeles, USA. The British actor, Prowse who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85 on Saturday, according to an announcement by his agent Sunday Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, FILE)
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Scottish actor Sean Connery on the set of The Hunt of Red October, based on the novel by Tom Clancy, and directed by John McTiernan. Connery died Oct. 31 at the age of 90.
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Actor Jamie Foxx poses for pictures with his sister DeOndra Dixon before the start of the 2016 Global Down Syndrome Foundation ‘Be Beautiful, Be Yourself’ fashion show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 12, 2016. Dixon died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the age of 36.
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The Spencer Davis Group, pictured from left to right: Steve Winwood, Pete York, Muff Winwood and Spencer Davis on Jan. 10, 1966. Davis died of pneumonia in October 2020 at the age of 81.
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Journalist Jim Dwyer stands on a corner of Broome St. in Lower Manhattan, New York, while working for New York Newsday on June 3, 1992. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Dwyer died of lung cancer on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.
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Actor Michael Lonsdale attends the tribute to "Jean Pierre Mocky 70 ans de Cinéma" at Les Deux Magots on Dec. 9, 2019, in Paris, France. Lonsdale, who played the villain opposite Roger Moore’s James Bond in the 1979 film Moonraker, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the age of 89.
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In this April 21, 2010, file photo, Bill Gates Sr. talks to reporters in Seattle. Gates, a lawyer and philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at age 94.
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Justin Townes Earle performs at City Winery on Jan. 25, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Walter Lure and Johnny Thunders of the Heartbreakers perform on stage at the Music Machine, Camden Town, London, 1977. (Photo by Erica Echenberg/Redferns)
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Drummer Todd Nance, a founding member of Widespread Panic, died Aug. 19 from complications of a chronic illness. He was 57.
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FILE PHOTO: In this Nov. 10, 2004 file photo, attorney and former Gov. James Thompson is surrounded by reporters at the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield, Ill. Thompson, known as “Big Jim” during a long career that eventually made him the state’s longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84. Thompson died Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, his wife, Jayne, told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Legendary University of Houston football coach Bill Yeoman, the father of the veer offense, died Aug. 12. He was 92.
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In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Carl Reiner appears at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
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Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy died of complications from COVID-19 in Las Vegas Friday, May 8, 2020. He was 75.
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Actor Brian Dennehy accepts a Tony Award for best actor in a play for "Long Day’s Journey into Night" during the 57th Annual Tony Awards on June 8, 2003. Dennehy died of natural causes on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. He was 81.
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This June 15, 2019 file photo shows John Prine performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Prine died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from complications of the coronavirus. He was 73. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE PHOTO: Ellis Marsalis died April 1 from complications from the coronavirus his son said. The jazz great was 85.
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FILE PHOTO: Max von Sydow attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Von Sydow died March 8 at the age of 90.
Barbara Martin, an early member of The Supremes, died March 4 at the age of 76. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
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FILE PHOTO: James Lipton attends The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017 at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City. Lipton died March 2 at the age of 93.
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Chitetsu Watanabe, of Niigata, died Feb. 23, 2020, less than two weeks after Guinness World Records confirmed that the 112-year-old was the oldest man alive.
FILE PHOTO: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died at the age of 91.
FILE PHOTO: NASA space scientist, and mathematician Katherine Johnson poses for a portrait at work at NASA Langley Research Center in 1966 in Hampton, Virginia.
Barbara "B." Smith, a former model and restaurateur, died Feb. 22. She was 70.
Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes was killed Feb. 22 during a launch of a homemade rocket gone wrong, He was 64.
Rapper Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. He was 20 years old.
Ja’Net DuBois, who starred in the 1970s sitcom "Good Times," died Feb. 18, She was 74.
Kellye Nakahara, known for her role in the TV show "M*A*S*H," died Feb. 16. She was 72.
Golf legend Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA events and 13 major championships, died Feb. 17. She was 85.
Tony Fernandez, a five-time All-Star shortstop who played 17 years in the major leagues, died Feb. 15. He was 57.
Caroline Flack, the former host of the hit British reality show "Love Island," died Feb. 15, according to her family. She was 40.
Actor Raphael Coleman, a child star in the "Nanny McPhee" film, died Feb. 7. He was 25.
FILE PHOTO: Actor Robert Conrad, best known for his role as Secret Service agent James T. West in “The Wild Wild West” television show, has died. He was 84.
Actor Orson Bean attends the premiere of Columbia Picture’s ‘The Equalizer 2’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 17, 2018, in Hollywood, California.
Actor Kirk Douglas attends the last 70mm film screening of "Spartacus" at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Douglas died at the age of 103 in February, 2020 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Mary Higgins Clark, one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. She was 92.
Actress Marj Dusay, a veteran actress in five different soap opera series, died Jan. 28. She was 83.
Anne Cox Chambers, former owner of WSB-TV and Atlanta philanthropist, dies at age 100
Kobe Bryant speaks to the media at a press conference before his #8 and #24 jerseys are retired by the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020.
FILE PHOTO: PBS’s Jim Lehrer has died at the age of 85.
FILE PHOTO: Terry Jones attends a press conference ahead of their upcoming tour at the O2 Arena Monty Python Live at the London Palladium on June 30, 2014 in London, England.
Singer-songwriter David Olney died while performing at a Florida Festival on Jan. 18. He was 71.
Writer, actor and director Buck Henry, best known as the screenwriter of “The Graduate,” died Jan. 8, 2020. He was 89.
FILE PHOTO: Controversial UK Author Elizabeth Wurtzel who wrote ‘Prozac Nation’ died Jan. 7 at the age of 52.
In this March 1956 file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen poses for a photo during baseball spring training in St. Petersburg, Fla. Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Jan. 1, 2020. He was 90.
Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, died Jan. 1 at age 30, according to multiple news outlets.
David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA’s longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, died on Jan. 1, 2020. He was 77.