Jas Waters dies: ‘This is Us’ writer was 39

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Jas Waters dies: 'This is Us' writer was 39
Jas Waters dies: 'This is Us' writer was 39

Jas Waters, a writer of NBC’s “This Is Us” and Showtime’s “Kidding” died, the official This Is Us Twitter account of the show’s writers announced.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that Waters died on Tuesday by suicide. She was 39.

“The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing. 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,” the tweet from the shared account read. “We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly.”

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman added, “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.”

Representatives for Waters at Rain Management Group also confirmed news of Water’s passing.

“It is with extremely heavy hearts that all of us at RMG mourn the life of our client & friend, Jas Waters,” the statement read. “Jas was a talented & gifted writer, an amazing person, & a sweet soul who will be forever missed. Though she is no longer with us, her impact will be felt for years to come.”

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