Jamie Foxx Mourns Death of Actor and Longtime Friend Keith Jefferson: ‘This One Hurts’

Jamie Foxx and Keith Jefferson
Jamie Foxx (left) and Keith Jefferson (middle), from Jamie Foxx’s Instagram.Photograph:

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Jamie Foxx is mourning a detailed good friend.

On Thursday, Foxx, 55, shared information of his good friend Keith Jefferson’s dying on Instagram, writing that “this one hurts.”

“Keith, you’ve been nothing however absolute grace, your entire life your coronary heart is pure your love is immeasurable you had been a tremendous soul,” Foxx wrote in his caption.

“We’ll all miss you dearly. It’s gonna take a very long time for this to heal,” Foxx added. “Goodbye, my good friend. I really like you.”

Foxx added in one other publish, “Every little thing hurts proper now having a tough time wanting by these photos reliving the recollections of us having a good time going to overlook you man gonna miss you.”

He continued that ever “since we met again in school, you may have been in unbelievable soul God relaxation, NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WORDS ABOUT MY FRIEND RIP @keith.jefferson Keith”

In accordance with his private web site, Jefferson was an actor, producer, voiceover artist and appearing coach. His IMDb credit him as having labored with Foxx way back to 1998, when he appeared in two episodes of the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Present.

Jefferson can also be credited with roles in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained, which starred Foxx within the title position, in addition to Foxx’s 2022 movie Day Shift and the actor’s new film The Burial.

Jefferson introduced on Instagram Aug. 9 that he had been identified with most cancers.

Foxx wrote on Instagram Aug. 30, “I met Keith in school now we have a deep friendship and kinship. I’m asking all people for prayers up. Asking god to heal his physique and thoughts… satan you a lie. @keith.jefferson proceed to struggle since you are blessed. I really like u.”

Along with his work with Foxx, Jefferson continued to work with Tarantino with roles in 2015’s The Hateful Eight and 2019’s As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The actor shared a trailer for The Burial on his Instagram final month, writing in a caption: “It’s lastly right here and what a blessing it was to work on this movie with a tremendous group of actors. Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones together with an all star solid and my most vital position thus far.”

Jamie Foxx and Keith Jefferson
Keith Jefferson on June 7, 2021 in Los Angeles.

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Jefferson additionally shared the identical photograph of himself and Foxx on his Instagram account the identical date Foxx first posted that picture. Jefferson wrote on the time that “the admiration I’ve for my buddies is unmatched” earlier than thanking Foxx and one other good friend, Rodney Mason, for supporting him.

“J Foxx…you already know. So that you can take the time to spend with me on a regular basis each hour tells me every thing I already know,” Jefferson wrote on the time. “You might be my household and I wouldn’t have it no different manner. Luv you bro. I’ll pull via as a result of my religion is powerful and with God on my facet I received’t fear.”

Jaime’s daughter Corinne Foxx, 29, wrote in a touch upon that publish: “Love you a lot Keith.”

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