‘This One Hurts’ Jamie Foxx Mourns Death of Actor Keith Jefferson

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 18: Jamie Foxx sits down with SiriusXM’s Sway Calloway on SiriusXM Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning on October 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx is mourning the loss of his friend.

In an Instagram post shared Friday, Foxx share that it will take a long time for him to heal from losing his friend, actor Keith Jefferson.

“This one hurts, Keith, you’ve been nothing but absolute grace, your whole life your heart is pure your love is immeasurable you were an amazing soul,” Foxx wrote in his caption.

“We will all miss you dearly. It’s gonna take a long time for this to heal,” Foxx added. “Goodbye, my friend. I love you.”

Foxx added in another post, “Everything hurts right now having a hard time looking through these pictures reliving the memories of us having a great time going to miss you man gonna miss you.”

He continued that ever “since we met back in college, you have been in incredible soul God rest, NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WORDS ABOUT MY FRIEND RIP @keith.jefferson Keith”

According to his personal website, Jefferson was an actor, producer, voiceover artist and acting coach. His IMDb credits him as having worked with Foxx as far back as 1998, when he appeared in two episodes of the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show.

Jefferson announced on Instagram Aug. 9 that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Foxx wrote on Instagram Aug. 30, “I met Keith in college we have a deep friendship and kinship. I’m asking everybody for prayers up. Asking god to heal his body and mind… devil you a lie. @keith.jefferson continue to fight because you are blessed. I love u.”