The death of actor Keith Jefferson has caused a buzz online as many have shown interest in the cause of his death, obituary and funeral details.
Keith Jefferson, 53, passed away from cancer. His acting accomplishments included Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and the soon-to-be-released The Burial. On August 9, Jefferson posted on Instagram that he had received the diagnosis.
What did Actor Jamie Foxx say about Keith Jefferson death?
Actor Jamie Foxx posted a tribute to his old friend on Instagram on Thursday.
“Keith, you’ve been nothing but absolute grace; your whole life; your heart is pure; your love is immeasurable; you were an amazing soul,” Foxx wrote in his caption.
“We will all miss you dearly. It’s going to take a long time for this to heal,” Foxx wrote. “Goodbye, my friend. I love you.”
Foxx added in another post, “Everything hurts right now. I’m having a hard time looking through these pictures and reliving the memories of us having a great time. Going to miss you, man. Going to miss you.”
He continued, “Since we met back in college, you have been in incredible soul God rest, NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE WORDS ABOUT MY FRIEND RIP @keith.jefferson Keith”
Who is Keith Jefferson?
Keith Jefferson was an actor born on April 7, 1970, in Houston, Texas. Jefferson received his bachelor’s degree in musical theater from the US International University.
He was the son of Lovie Jefferson (mother) and the late Reverend Edward Jefferson (father). Keith excelled as a youth athlete, playing in football, basketball, and track. He attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, where he discovered his passion for acting. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
He then went on to study for his master’s in acting at the University of Arizona. In 1997, Jefferson landed his first credited role as Andrew Boyer in the film Buffalo Soldiers.
Throughout his career, Jefferson worked closely with actor Jamie Foxx. He appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show, Django Unchained, and Day Shift alongside the actor. Aside from his acting career, Jefferson worked as an acting coach in Los Angeles, California.
Keith Jefferson career highlights
Keith Jefferson was an actor, producer, voiceover artist, and acting coach. He had worked with Jamie Foxx since 1998, when he appeared in two episodes of the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show. He also had roles in Foxx’s films Django Unchained (2012), Day Shift (2022), and The Burial (2023). He was a frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, appearing in his films The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). He also had credits in other films and TV shows such as The Longest Yard (2005), Necessary Roughness (1991), My Two Dads (1987-1990), and Hang Time (1995-2000).
He was also a producer of the short film The Last Cry (2016) and the documentary The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center Presents: A Conversation with Carl Franklin (2019). He was also a voiceover artist for video games such as Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Mafia III (2016). He was also an acting coach who taught at various schools and workshops.
Cause of Keith Jefferson death
Keith Jeffersonson had been diagnosed with cancer two months before his death and fought bravely until the end. However, it has not been confirmed if he truely died of cancer.
Obituary of Keith Jefferson
Jefferson died Thursday, his rep Nicole St. John disclosed in an interview with Hollywood reporter. He announced in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer. His friend Jamie Foxx and other loved oes have shared some tributes to mourn the actor.
Funeral of Keith Jefferson
As of the time this article was written, the date for the funeral of Keith Jefferson is yet to be communicated.