'This Is Us' Writer Jas Waters Dies Aged 39 | 22 Words

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.

The comedy-drama centers on 3 siblings - Kevin, Kate, and Randall - as they grapple with the ups and downs of their lives.

Waters has writing credits for at least eighteen episodes of the hit drama.

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But this was far from her only venture in the industry.

Jas 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 acclaimed TV writer also worked on flicks including HardballSave The Last Dance, and What Men Want.

Before her TV career, however...

Jas had her own column in VIBE magazine back in 2012.

She's had an impressive career.

But devastatingly, there's been some tragic news.

The star has passed away at just thirty-nine years old.

The news of her death was confirmed on Wednesday evening.

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."

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."

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.

The news of her sudden death has shocked fans and fellow stars.

People are utterly heartbroken.

She had a huge impact on many...

"Your words. Your imagination. Lord, you got a good one here! REST IN POWER QUEEN!"

"She made me the person I am now."

"She helped me when she barely knew me."

One person revealed a touching piece of advice Jas had given them back in 2016.

The news of her death is devastating.

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."

She clearly inspired many people...

And many began taking to Twitter to recall encounters they had with her.

Such a terrible loss.

She'll be greatly missed.

Her cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

Rest in Peace, Jas.

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