'This Is Us' Writer Jas Waters Dead at 39
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‘This Is Us’ Writer Jas Waters Dead at 39

Jas Waters
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Hip-hop journalist turned television writer Jas “JasFly” Waters died earlier this week, according to USA Today.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that Waters, who was a writer on NBC’s This Is Us and Showtime’s Kidding, died on Tuesday by suicide. She was 39.

Waters’ This Is Us writing colleagues shared their grief on Twitter: “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 creator of This Is Us, Dan Fogelman, and star Chrissy Metz also posted their condolences on Twitter.

“Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell,” Fogelman wrote. “She made an indelible mark on our show and my heart breaks for her loved ones.


Waters had previously written for VIBE magazine before making her way to television writing. Waters’ IMDB profile lists that she had also written episodes for Comedy Central’s Hood Adjacent and VH1’s The Breaks. The editor and writer also worked on the productions for films such as Spiderman, Save The Last Dance, and What Men Want.