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This is us writer Jas Waters, 39, died of suicide by hanging


This is us writer Jas Waters, who died this week at the age of 39, committed suicide.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office listed their cause of death as hanging and the type of death as suicide, people reported Thursday.

The news comes a day after the stars of This Is Us unveiled the writer's death as they pay tribute to her on social media.

Waters had contributed to 18 episodes of the successful NBC drama in 2018 and 2018.

Tragic: This Is Us writer Jas Waters, 39, committed suicide this week. The LA County coroner classified her death as suicide by hanging

Most recently, she worked as a story editor in the Showtime series Kidding with Jim Carrey, Frank Langella and Judy Greer.

On Thursday, Reese Witherspoon announced that Waters was also connected to its production company Hello Sunshine.

The actress and producer tweeted: “My heart is with Jas Waters' family and friends. Jas was an incredibly friendly woman and a really brilliant talent. & # 39;

She continued: & # 39; My team at Hello Sunshine had the honor to work with her. I send my deepest condolences and condolences to everyone whose life has touched her. & # 39;

Grief: On Thursday, Reese Witherspoon announced that Waters was also connected to their production company Hello Sunshine and paid tribute to her on Twitter

Grief: On Thursday, Reese Witherspoon announced that Waters was also connected to their production company Hello Sunshine and paid tribute to her on Twitter

Tribute: Witherspoon described Waters as "an incredibly friendly woman and a really brilliant talent" and added: "My team at Hello Sunshine had the honor to work with her."

Tribute: Witherspoon described Waters as "an incredibly friendly woman and a really brilliant talent" and added: "My team at Hello Sunshine had the honor to work with her."

On Wednesday, the authors of This Is Us posted a tweet on their official Twitter saying, "The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated when they learned that Jas Waters had passed away."

The statement continued: “In our time together, Jas left us and the whole show their mark. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathy to their loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @jasfly. & # 39;

Mandy Moore replied to the tweet and said, "Send love and light to @ jasfly's family and loved ones."

Susan Kelechi Watson wrote: “Incredibly shocked and sad to have just received this message. Blessed light, fly with the angels. #jaswaters. & # 39;

Chrissy Metz tweeted: "We were honored with @jasfly on the show as a fantastic writer, but knowing her and her beautiful spirit meant loving her."

Metz added: "I pray for your beautiful transition, Jas. May it be full of love, light and peace. Thank you for the time we shared, your fearlessness and inspiration, ”added Metz.

Successful: Waters contributed to 18 episodes of the successful NBC drama This Is US in 2018 and 2018. Most recently she worked as a story editor at Showtime & # 39; s Kidding

Successful: Waters contributed to 18 episodes of the successful NBC drama This Is US in 2018 and 2018. Most recently she worked as a story editor at Showtime & # 39; s Kidding

Sadness: "The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated when they learned that Jas Waters had passed away," the series authors tweeted Wednesday when news of her death came

Sadness: "The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated when they learned that Jas Waters had passed away," the series authors tweeted Wednesday when news of her death came

Condolences: Mandy Moore replied: "Send love and light to @ jasfly's family and loved ones"

Condolences: Mandy Moore replied: "Send love and light to @ jasfly's family and loved ones"

Terrible news: Series star Susan Kelechi Watson said: “Incredibly shocked and sad to have just received this news. Blessed light, fly with the angels. #jaswaters & # 39;

Terrible news: Series star Susan Kelechi Watson said: “Incredibly shocked and sad to have just received this news. Blessed light, fly with the angels. #jaswaters & # 39;

& # 39; Beautiful Mind & # 39 ;: Chrissy Metz tweeted: & # 39; I pray for your beautiful transition, Jas. May it be full of love, light and peace. Thank you for the time we shared, your fearlessness and inspiration

& # 39; Beautiful Mind & # 39 ;: Chrissy Metz tweeted: & # 39; I pray for your beautiful transition, Jas. May it be full of love, light and peace. Thank you for the time we shared, your fearlessness and inspiration

The creator of This Is Us, Dan Fogelman, said via Twitter: "This message took my breath away."

He continued: “Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories to tell. She shaped our show indelibly and my heart breaks for her loved ones. RIP @JasFly. & # 39;

Jas Waters started her career as a journalist, wrote a column for Vibe and launched her own website before being cast in The Gossip Game, a show about bloggers from the hip-hop industry.

She told Shadow and Act in 2018 that she "never had a traditional life".

"I'm also a poor black child who grew up in a nursing home," she told the website.

She started as a TV writer on VH1's The Breaks and Hood Adjacent with James Davis in 2017 before moving to This Is Us' writer room in season two.

Waters received a story for the 2019 What Men Want film, a gender remake of Mel Gibson's What Women Want with Taraji P. Henson.

Devastated: This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman said on Twitter: "This news took my breath away." he called water "absolutely brilliant"

Devastated: This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman said on Twitter: "This news took my breath away." he called water "absolutely brilliant"

Shock: The joking showrunner Dave Holstein also touched Waters on Twitter

Shock: The joking showrunner Dave Holstein also touched Waters on Twitter

The joke artist Dave Holstein also touched Waters on Twitter.

& # 39; @JasFly was a unique voice and was an integral part of our kidding writing team. This is a devastating loss for those who knew them and lived in their light, ”said Holstein.

“One of my favorite lines of hers is swinging with me today: Our scars don't mean that we're broken. They are proof that we are healed, ”he concluded.

Waters' management team, Rain Management, also released a statement regarding the death of their customer.

& # 39; With an extremely heavy heart, we all grieve at RMG for the life of our customer and friend Jas Waters. Jas was a talented and talented writer, an amazing person and a sweet soul that will be missing forever. Although it is no longer with us, its impact will be felt in the coming years, ”the statement said.

Heavy heart: The Waters management team, Rain Management, also published a statement about the death of its customer

Heavy heart: The Waters management team, Rain Management, also published a statement about the death of its customer