Keith Jefferson dies from cancer at 53, Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx reveals – Death, Obituary

On Thursday, a wave of sorrow swept through Hollywood and beyond as the news broke that actor Keith Jefferson had passed away at the age of 53. Keith, known for his roles in iconic films such as “Django Unchained” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” had been battling cancer, a fight that he courageously kept private until recently. His close friend and co-star, Jamie Foxx, took to Instagram to share his heartfelt tribute, leaving millions of fans grieving alongside him.

Jamie Foxx, with a following of 17 million on Instagram, posted a poignant photo of himself alongside Keith Jefferson, both smiling in happier times. The 55-year-old actor struggled to find words to encapsulate the pain he was feeling, and in his caption, he wrote, “Everything hurts right now.” It was evident that Jamie was grappling with profound grief, as he continued, “having a hard time looking through these pictures reliving the memories of us having a great time.”

In a raw outpouring of emotion, Jamie went on to express his disbelief at the loss of his friend, writing, “NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WORDS ABOUT MY FRIEND RIP @keith.jefferson,” accompanied by several red broken heart emojis. Their friendship dated back to their college days, and Jamie’s heartfelt words reflected the deep bond they had shared. He continued, “Ever since we met back in college, you have been an incredible soul. God rest.”

Struggling to process the profound loss, Jamie Foxx shared a second photo. In this image, he and Keith Jefferson were captured together, the latter sitting in a hospital chair. Jamie’s words were laden with sorrow as he described the impact Keith had on his life, saying, “This one hurts. Keith, you’ve been nothing but absolute grace.” He further praised his late friend, stating, “Your whole life your heart is pure your love is immeasurable you were an amazing soul.” The pain was palpable in Jamie’s words as he concluded with a heartbreaking farewell, “Goodbye, my friend. I love you.”

Keith Jefferson’s battle with cancer had been a closely guarded secret, with the actor and producer choosing not to disclose his diagnosis to the public. However, in a poignant Instagram post before his untimely passing, he revealed that he had finally made his peace with it, citing that his “faith was stronger than ever.” In that post, he took a moment to thank his loved ones, writing, “I have a loving family and the best friends in the entire world. You know who you are. From my mom to J Foxx to everybody in between.” For his followers, he offered a message of hope, emphasizing, “Remember…’Faith is the last thing you can lose.'”

Keith Jefferson’s contributions to the world of cinema extended beyond his acting career. While he may be best known for his roles in critically acclaimed films like “Django Unchained” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” he also worked as an acting coach, imparting his knowledge and expertise to aspiring talents. His impact on both the big screen and the lives of those he mentored is a testament to his passion for the craft.

As the news of Keith Jefferson’s passing reverberates through Hollywood, the film industry mourns the loss of a talented actor and a beloved friend. Jamie Foxx’s heartfelt tribute serves as a reminder of the profound connections that can be forged in the world of entertainment, connections that transcend the screen and leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Keith Jefferson’s legacy lives on through his work, his friendships, and the countless lives he touched along the way.