Journalist & “This is Us” Writer, Jas Waters Dead At 39

Jas Waters aka Jas Fly is dead. The African-American journalist and writer who has worked with the likes of Vibe Magazine, VH1, NBC’s “This Is Us” and Showtime’s “Kidding” passed away at the age of 39

The news of her passing was confirmed by her friend and fellow-writer, Sade Sellers.

Issa Rae, Nina Parker, SZA, Necole Kane and other public figures and friends have all penned their tributes on social media.

In 2019, Jas Fly revealed in an interview with Shadow about her experiences working as a Black woman in the entertainment industry.

“We as people of color want to see ourselves; we deserve to see ourselves,” she said. “So the fight first is to see ourselves—and that is a very rightful fight—but it’s a fight that I also fight.

May her soul rest in peace.

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