Jamie Foxx is mourning the death of his sister DeOndra Dixon.
According to a tribute from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation posted Saturday, Dixon died on Oct. 19 at the age of 36. She was a global ambassador for the organization and the first recipient of the foundation’s highest honor, the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.
Foxx, 52, took to Instagram on Monday to share the news of his sister’s death, writing that his heart is “shattered into a million pieces.”
“My beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned,” he wrote, captioning an album of photos of Dixon through the years. “I say transitioned because she will always be alive…”
Foxx described his sister as a “bright light” who always livened up the dance floor. She even made an appearance dancing in Foxx’s 2009 music video for “Blame It,” featuring T-Pain.
“I know she is in heaven now dancing with her wings on,” he continued. “tho 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 sliding down my stairs with a grin as wide as the rio grand… to serenading us with all of her music… Deondra you have left A hole in my heart… but I will fill it with all of the memories that you gave me…”
He capped off his post asking his followers to please keep his family in their prayers.
“I love you with every ounce of me,” he wrote. “our family is shattered but we will put the pieces back together with your love”