Django Unchained star Keith Jefferson has died at the age of 53 after battling cancer, his co-star Jamie Foxx has confirmed.
Jamie Foxx shared a photo of him and Keith together with the caption: “Everything hurts right now.”
He went on to write: “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… ever since we met back in college, you have been in incredible soul.
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“God rest, NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WORDS ABOUT MY FRIEND RIP @keith.jefferson Keith.”
Jamie went on to write: “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. We will all miss you dearly. It’s gonna take a long time for this to heal. Goodbye, my friend. I love you.”
Fans rushed to the comments section to show Keith and Jamie some love.
Someone wrote: “Keith had a way of lighting up a room and making everybody feel comfortable like family. Praying for his family and friends. I will miss him dearly.”
Along with his role in Django Unchained alongside Foxx, Keith also starred in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Hateful Eight. He was forced to put his career on hold while battling cancer this year.
Jamie Foxx and Keith before cancer diagnosis
Keith had shared an emotional post to update his fans on his journey, writing on Instagram: “Every now and then God will give you a challenge and leave it up to you to fix it. When I was first diagnosed with cancer I had to stop, pause, and didn’t want to share with anyone. Not my family nor extended family.
“Today I’m finally at a place to share because my faith is getting stronger. I have a loving family and the best friends in the entire world.
“You know who you are. From my Mom to J Foxx and everybody in between. I love you wholeheartedly. We are cut from the same cloth and that cloth is the human condition. Remember… ‘faith is the last thing you can lose.’ I’m not about to lose that.”
Jamie Foxx with Keith (middle) after cancer diagnosis
Keith’s final posthumous project alongside Foxx, The Burial, will hit cinemas on Friday, October 6th, before being released on Prime Video next week.