Jas Waters: Tragic Cause of Death Revealed

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We have a very sad update on the death of Jas Waters.

As previously reported, the television writer -- best known for her recent work on NBC's smash hit drama This Is Us -- was found this week at the age of 39.

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Initial articles about this tragedy did not specify a cause of death, but the Los Angeles County Coroner has now come out and confirmed the cause of Waters' death on June 9 was as follows:


And the manner of her death was officially ruled a suicide.

"The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing," the NBC show's Twitter account wrote in response.

"In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. 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 @JasFly."

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Waters was a credited writer on the 2019 film What Men Want, Showtime's Kidding and Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent with James Davis, as well as This Is Us in 2017 and 2018.

Under the name JasFly, she also played a role on The Gossip Game.

This was a VH1 reality program that centered on bloggers and other media figures covering the music industry.

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Shortly after this horrible news was made public, numerous actors and executives who worked with Waters signed online to send their condolences.

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, for example, reacted to the loss of Waters on Wednesday by Tweeting

"This news took my breath away. 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. RIP @JasFly."

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Mandy Moore,  one of the main actresses on This Is Us, added: "Sending love and light to @JasFly's family and loved ones."

Dave Holstein, the creator of Kidding, expressed his shock and sadness with:

"@JasFly was a one of a kind voice and so integral to our Kidding writing team.This is a devastating loss for those who knew her and lived in her light.

"One of my fav lines of hers is resonating loud with me today: Our scars do not mean we are broken. They are proof we are healed."

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Prior to her job as a screenwriter, Waters ran her own entertainment website and served as a columnist for Vibe magazine.

"I’m very audacious. This was always the plan for my life, even before I knew it," Water said in 2018 interview with Shadow and Act, adding:

"A billion things had to conspire together for me to get here.

"Listen, I was raised in an old folks’ home. I never had a traditional life. I never had a safe, cookie-cutter, predictable, affirming life."

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Elsewhere yesterday, Rain Management Group honored Waters as "a talented & gifted writer, an amazing person, & a sweet soul who will be forever missed."

The company tweeted:

"Though she is no longer with us, her impact will be felt for years to come."

May Jas Waters rest in peace.

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