Journalist and TV writer Jas Waters has died at the age of 39

Los Angeles TV writer and hip hop journalist Jas Waters, known for her work on the popular NBC series “This Is Us,” Jim Carrey's “Kidding” and VH1's “The Breaks,” has died in her Hollywood home at age 39.


Jas Waters, TV writer, journalist and Brilliant Storyteller, who was a writer on This Is Us and most recently on Kidding, has died in her Hollywood home at age 39. On Wednesday, representatives for Waters at Rain Management Group confirmed news of her passing in a Twitter statement.

Jas Waters has died at the age of 39

TV writer, author and journalist Jas Waters, also known as “JasFly” has died. The This Is Us writers’. The news was confirmed Wednesday in a statement from the This Is Us writers Twitter account. No cause of death was given. She was 39.

“The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing,” the statement read. “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.”

Waters is most recently known for her role as a writer on This Is Us from 2017-2018. She was also a writer for Comedy Central’s Hood Adjacent with James Davis, VH1’s The Breaks and most recently, Showtime’s Jim Carrey vehicle, Kidding. On the film front, she received a story by credit for 2019’s What Men Want.

She also co-authored the memoir for Rap-A-Lot Records owner J. Prince, The Art & Science of Respect, and contributed to The Missing Piece: Finding The Better Part Of Me: A Love Journey, a novel by entrepreneur and motivational speaker Rob Hill, Sr.

In 2013, she starred on the VH1 reality show, The Gossip Game, about media personalities living in New York City.


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