Tragic news has reached us today that This Is Us writer, Jas Waters has passed away. She was just thirty-nine years old.
Here's what we know so far...
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.
via: imdbBut this was far from her only venture in the industry.
Jas also worked on Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent with James Davis...
She also made the cross over to the big screen...
The star has passed away at just thirty-nine years old.
Her death was announced by the This Is Us writing’s team Twitter account.
"She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP."
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," he wrote. "Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell. She made an indelible mark on our show and my heart breaks for her loved ones."
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.
The likes of Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, and Susan Kelechi Watson paid tribute.
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 has shocked fans and fellow stars.
People are utterly heartbroken.
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...
"Your words. Your imagination. Lord, you got a good one here! REST IN POWER QUEEN!"
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."
"She helped me when she barely knew me."
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.
The news of her death is devastating.
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."
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...
And many began taking to Twitter to recall encounters they had with her.
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.
She'll be greatly missed.
@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