DeOndra Dixon was just 36 years old.
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 in part.
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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…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 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 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… 💔💔💔
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.