Famed hip-hop journalist and ‘This Is Us’ writer, Jasfly has passed away.
Jasfly, whose real name is Jas Waters, death was confirmed by the This Is Us Twitter account.
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
At the moment, Waters’ cause of death has been revealed. She began her career as a hip-hop journalist for Vibe Magazine but her journey didn’t stop there. She would also go on to write for Showtime’s show Kidding, and Taraji P. Henson’s What Women Want, as well as many other shows.
Many of her friends and loved ones took to social media to post their tributes and memories of her.
I‘ll never forget being so excited to get an interview w/ @JasFly for Necole Bitchie back when I was working on ABG. I could feel her warmth through the phone. Over the years, I got to know & appreciate her even more. She was so generous, beautiful and REAL. I’ll miss you, girl.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 10, 2020
Damn. RIP @JasFly. pic.twitter.com/KodFTHyAeH
— Slim Kang. (@jorgemikell) June 10, 2020
I will miss you and will see you soon. RIP @JasFly ❤️💐
— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) June 10, 2020
I'm at a loss for words. @JasFly has been on my heart and spirit for some time now. I would always tell her when I saw her, how much I admired her work. Her storytelling. Her authenticity. Her gift to the world. Sometimes I wish I could have said more. I'm saddened. 💔
— Necole Kane (@hellonecole) June 10, 2020
Our prayers are with Waters’ family and friends during this time.