DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Terrell native, and A-list Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx shared that his younger sister DeOndra Dixon has died.

The 52-year-old actor posted the news via an Oct. 26 Instagram post.

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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,” the post begins.

It continues: “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,” he shared about how Deondra could outdo singer Chris Brown‘s legendary dancing skills. “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.”

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Dixon, 36, was born in Dallas. In her profile on the Global Down Syndrome website — of which she became their ambassador in 2011 — she wrote, “I know my family loves me. They never set limits and always make me feel I can touch the sky. I started participating in Special Olympics when I was in the 6th grade. I participated in the Special Olympics for over 9 years and won many awards and medals.”

Fox did not disclose how Dixon died.

Jamie Foxx and his sister DeOndra Dixon (courtesy: Instagram)

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