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Jamie Foxx’s sister DeOndra Dixon dead at 36 as actor says his heart is ‘shattered into a million pieces’

JAMIE Foxx's sister DeOndra Dixon is dead at 36 as the actor says his heart is "shattered into a million pieces."

The 52-year-old shared the tragic news in an Instagram post on Monday.

Accompanied by a number of photos of the pair and solo shots of DeOnadra, Jamie wrote: "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..."

He continued: "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..."

After Jamie called his pain "unbelievable," he added: "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..."

DeOndra was named Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation back in 2011.

He concluded: "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... 💔💔💔"

Jamie paid tribute to his late younger sister by sharing a series of shots from her life and their time together.

In one black and white shot, DeOndra smiled for the camera as Jamie looked off into the distance.

Following photos showed DeOndra sporting large grins, while other shots depicted the siblings together at a number of events.

Jamie and DeOndra share mother Louise Annette Dixon, while her father is Jamie's stepfather George Dixon.

Despite their 16 year age gap, Jamie was close with DeOndra.

He previously spoke to PEOPLE in 2011 about DeOndra's birth, stating: "We weren’t trippin’ on the fact that she had Down syndrome.

"We were trippin’ on the fact that she was cute. She was this little chocolate ball."

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