'This Is Us' Cast Members Mourn Show Writer Jas Waters Who Took Her Own Life at 39
Last week journalist and broadcaster Jas Waters died at the age of 39 from suicide. She was also a writer on “This Is Us,” and the show’s cast and crew have since taken to social media to mourn her death.
“THIS IS US” PAYS TRIBUTE TO JAS
When it’s all said and done, love really is all that matters. Rest well, Jas. https://t.co/djwtRlR5CZ— Kay Oyegun (Oh-yay-gun) (@KayOyegun) June 10, 2020
CHRISSY METZ MOURNS JAS’S DEATH
Chrissy Metz, who plays the role of Kate Pearson, tweeted: “We were graced with @JasFly on the show as a fantastic writer.” She continued noting how “to know her and her beautiful spirit was to love her.”
Incredibly shocked and saddened to have just receive this news. Blessed Light, fly with the angels. @JasFly #jaswaters Jas Waters Dies: ‘This Is Us’ Writer Dead at 39 https://t.co/VU1fzGdVIN via @heavysan— Susan Kelechi Watson (@skelechiwatson) June 10, 2020
PRAYING FOR JAS
Metz added how she was praying that the writer had a “beautiful transition” full of “love, light and peace.” She concluded her post with a red heart emoticon.
SUSAN WATSON & DAN FOGELMAN
Susan Kelechi Watson, Beth Pearson on the show, revealed how she was “Incredibly shocked and saddened to have just receive [sic] this news.” Dan Fogelman, who is the creator of the show, retweeted the message by “This Is Us” and wrote:
“This news took my breath away.”
Sending love and light to @JasFly’s family and loved ones. 💓💓💓💓— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) June 10, 2020
LEAVING HER MARK
We were graced with @JasFly on the show as a fantastic writer but to know her and her beautiful spirit was to love her. I am praying for your beautiful transition, Jas. May it be full of love, light and peace. Thank you for the time we shared, your fearlessness and inspiration ❤️— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) June 11, 2020
WHEN WAS SHE BORN
Sending prayers up for all of the family and friends of Jas. Very sad news. https://t.co/DtrVYpqWUU— Eboni Freeman (@freboni09) June 10, 2020
SHOWS SHE’S WORKED ON
She helped write 18 episodes for the series. Waters has also worked on shows like “Hood Adjacent with James Davis,” “Kidding,” and “The Breaks.”
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 https://t.co/fAZlIjhsIH— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) June 10, 2020
WORKING WITH TARAJI
In 2019, she also helped write the movie, “What Men Want,” starring Taraji P. Henson. Her television writing career came after she’d worked as a journalist.
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. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly. pic.twitter.com/cmrh2OO8of— ThisIsUsWriters (@ThisIsUsWriters) June 10, 2020
WRITING FOR "VIBE"
She’d written for “Vibe” magazine where she has her own column. In 2013, she co-starred on the VH1 reality series “The Gossip Game.”
When Jas walked into a room, you knew someone strong had entered your life. She was smart and funny and sarcastic and told fascinatingly good stories. Our family sends its deepest condolences and love to hers. ❤️ https://t.co/GMBu8NX1td— Vera Herbert (@veraherbert) June 11, 2020
HER OTHER CREDITS
Waters has also worked for Comedy Central and Showtime. For 9 years she worked in Film Production and Television Development, where she got to work on “Spider-Man” 1 and 2, “Hardball,” MTV's “Real World,” “Save The Last Dance,” “Barbershop” 1 and 2, and “ER.”