Jamie Foxx has shared the heartbreaking news that his younger sister has passed away.
Taking to Instagram, the White House Down actor said that his heart had been shattered into "a million pieces" after DeOndra Dixon died aged 36.
Jamie, 52, remembered DeOndra who lived with Down's Syndrome as "loving" and "beautiful" in an emotional statement shared on his social media channel.
DeOndra had been an ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Sharing the shattering news to his 11.2 million Instagram followers, Jamie said: "My heart is shattered into a million pieces... 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 @chrisbrownofficial a run for his money...
"Well I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on... Though my pain is unbelievable I smile when I think of all of the great memories that she left me... My family... And her friends… From dancing in the blame it video… To dancing on the Grammys… And becoming The ambassador to @globaldownsyndrome... From sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the Rio Grand... To serenading us with all of her music..."
He went on to add: "Deondra you have left a hole in my heart... But I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me... I love you with every ounce of me... our family is shattered but we will put the pieces back together with your love... and y’all please keep my family in your prayers..."
A source told People magazine that DeOndra died on Monday, October 19 but the cause of her death has not yet been released.
Speaking about his sister back in 2018, Jamie said: "I learned how to live. Sometimes we get caught up in our world on the extras of everything — 'Ah, the Mercedes is not the right colour!'
"And then you see this girl over here, 'I just want to live. I want to dance. I want to love.' So she brings you back down to what life is."