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

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.’

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.’

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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