11th Annual Governors Awards at the Dolby Theater on October 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA Featuring: Jamie Foxx Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 28 Oct 2019 Credit: Nicky Nelson/WENN.com

Jamie Foxx has set up a fund with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation in honour of his late sister DeOndra Dixon.

As he virtually attended the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which helped raise $1.9 million for the foundation, Foxx announced he would be partnering with the organization’s founder Michelle Sie Whitten to create The DeOndra Dixon Fund.

Further details of the fund have yet to be announced.

The event also included a touching tribute to Dixon, who died in October at the age of 36, with singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips performing a heartfelt rendition of Gone, Gone, Gone.

Mourning his sibling in a post on Instagram, Jamie wrote: “My heart is shattered into a million pieces… 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.”

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.”

—Reuters

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