Jamie Foxx's younger sister DeOndra Dixon dies at 36

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Jamie Foxx's younger sister DeOndra Dixon has passed away at the age of 36.

Foxx took to Instagram on Monday to announce the news alongside a photo of himself and Dixon. He included more photos of Dixon throughout the years. "My heart is shattered into a million pieces...my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned," he wrote.

"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," Foxx wrote.

Dixon was born on September 6, 1984 in Dallas, Texas and was named the Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in 2011, People reports.

Dixon began her 9-year participation in the Special Olympics when she was in 6th grade.

Dixon once wrote in her biography on the foundation's website, "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!"

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