Tragic news has reached us last week that This Is Us writer, Jas Waters had passed away at just thirty-nine years old.
People began speculating about her death after her final tweet surfaced, but now, a coroner has confirmed her official cause of death.
Here's the full story...
Jas Waters was the writer of the beloved series This Is Us.
Waters has writing credits for at least eighteen episodes of the hit drama.But this was far from her only venture in the industry.
The successful Hollywood writer also worked on Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent with James Davis...As well as VH1's The Breaks, MTV's Real World, and Showtime's Kidding.
She also made the cross over to the big screen...
The star passed away at just thirty-nine years old.
Her death was announced by the This Is Us writing’s team Twitter account.
The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing. In our time together, Jas left her mark… https://t.co/AW0D27f8wN— ThisIsUsWriters (@ThisIsUsWriters)1591821995.0
Shortly after the news was announced, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman posted a tribute to the late star.
This news took my breath away. Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell. She made an ind… https://t.co/kZeY1OPQ5V— Dan Fogelman (@Dan Fogelman)1591823259.0
Cast members of the show also took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
We were graced with @JasFly on the show as a fantastic writer but to know her and her beautiful spirit was to love… https://t.co/5hhJUXgbgw— Chrissy Metz (@Chrissy Metz)1591836436.0
The news of her sudden death shocked fans and fellow stars.
Incredibly shocked and saddened to have just receive this news. Blessed Light, fly with the angels. @JasFly… https://t.co/erTyJvs2t1— Susan Kelechi Watson (@Susan Kelechi Watson)1591822244.0
She had a huge impact on many...
Rest in power @JasFly. When I was surfing from air mattress to air mattress, your posts filled me with hope, confid… https://t.co/vL6Wp5hoxr— JustABrothaWitAPassport (@JustABrothaWitAPassport)1591815625.0
"She made me the person I am now."
This was @JasFly. This was #JasWaters. She made me the person I am now, she helped me when she barely knew me, I wo… https://t.co/FIxIdMKLnt— Will Landman (@Will Landman)1591816225.0
One person revealed a touching piece of advice Jas had given them back in 2016.
Some of the first advice #JasWaters gave me was in person but after we met, we stayed in touch for years on Twitter… https://t.co/8b6X6iGR5g— Will Landman (@Will Landman)1591834330.0
Jas was described as "amazingly sweet and beyond skilled.""So crushed to hear of this."
Glee star Amber Riley joined in on the tributes on social media.
I can’t believe I woke up to hearing you are gone @JasFly. You inspired me so much and challenged my thinking also.… https://t.co/eKs3JZIvvG— Amber Patrice Riley (@Amber Patrice Riley)1591819058.0
She clearly inspired many people...
I‘ll never forget being so excited to get an interview w/ @JasFly for Necole Bitchie back when I was working on ABG… https://t.co/MbIKFco17v— Issa Rae (@Issa Rae)1591833331.0
Such a terrible loss.
@IssaRae @JasFly Jesus. I followed her entireeeeeeee career. I admired her writing. I remember her about speaking t… https://t.co/fXbROSy6Zn— Cla Knows Best (@Cla Knows Best)1591839800.0
Jas's final tweet quickly surfaced.And it was utterly heartbreaking.
After seeing it, fans expressed their shock.
@JasFly I am in shock. YOU ARE LOVED.— 3030 (@3030)1591827446.0
"You were hurting."
@JasFly Rest In Peace! You were hurting! I can see it in your posts! I suffer from the same issues! You are now a… https://t.co/Wh4EL3Yv3t— kesia melo (@kesia melo)1591842346.0
Tweets in response have been pouring in.
@JasFly Damn you touched some many ppl and although I never knew who you were I'm glad I stop on this tweet tonight… https://t.co/bzdo39ToAf— JII (@JII)1591835842.0
Here it is:
Some shit just changes you.— Jas Waters (@Jas Waters)1588910716.0
In fact, several of her recent social media posts had concerned fans.
I'm in hell.— Jas Waters (@Jas Waters)1587587801.0
Jas' cause of death has now been confirmed.It has been confirmed that the acclaimed writer took her own life.
Jas had been struggling with her mental health during lockdown.
I'm tired of sheltering in place with my anxiety. Most days is nearly debilitating. Hence, the cooking simply for t… https://t.co/Jy20zsvKC7— Jas Waters (@Jas Waters)1587780731.0