Jamie Foxx says his sister DeOndra’s death ‘took the life out’ of him

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Jamie Foxx is reflecting on the loss of his sister DeOndra (Picture: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx has admitted his sister’s death ‘took the life out’ of him as the one year anniversary of her death approaches.

The 53-year-old actor’s sibling DeOndra Dixon died aged 36 last October, and he noted the pandemic has been ‘terrible for a lot of people’.

The comedian told the October issue of Men’s Health UK: ‘Listen, the pandemic was terrible for a lot of people – including me – on the home front.

‘I started out a little crazy. Like, “Get away from the windows, Covid is right outside!” I was that.’

The R&B singer continued: ‘And then we got hit bad with my sister passing away [last October]. That just took the life out of me. I still can hear my sister’s voice, laugh, and stuff like that.

‘But at the same time, it did allow me to lock down and get things done artistically that I may not have gotten an opportunity to do… Covid gave me a therapeutic opportunity.’

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iamjamiefoxx Verified 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...

The actor was left heartbroken when his sisted died in October 2020 (Picture: Jamie Foxx/ Instagram)

The Ray star also opened up on his own legacy, and insisted the best scenario would be seeing his own children – daughters Corinne, 27, and Anelise, 12 – find their own successes in life.

He mused: ‘I can only say that you hope with everything that your kids can really be successful, really have their own thing, their own identity.

‘I think that’s what we call a legacy. Everybody that you see who’s a parent, you look to the kids to see how things turn out – especially in my business.’

iamjamiefoxx Verified 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...

Jamie has revealed he can still hear his sister’s voice and laugh at times (Picture: Jamie Foxx/ Instagram)

Jamie continued: ‘You can see somebody so successful and then see everything around them that might not be. So, I think, if we’re able to have them have their own, I think that’s what you would consider legacy.’

The star admitted he tries to let his children know what he’s been through and the struggles he’s faced in life.

He said: ‘The toughest thing in the world is doing whatever you do, and maybe being successful at it, but not being sure-footed with your kids.

‘It’s a look at my life and how I grew up, what I went through, and how it prepared me, or didn’t prepare me, for when I had kids.’

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