On Wednesday (June 10), social media received some very devastating news. It’s been confirmed by a number of her closest friends and colleagues that hip hop journalist and TV writer/producer Jas Waters, also known as Jas Fly, has sadly passed away at the age of 39.
We don’t know any of the details surrounding her death, as of yet, but fans of the talented writer have already been flooding social media with tributes to her. “I will miss you and will see you soon. RIP @JasFly,” tweeted co-host of REVOLT’s “The Round Up” series Lowkey. Fellow writer Sade Sellers also added, “Absolutely devastated to confirm @JasFly‘s passing. She was such a light. Offered me advice about writing so many times— prayers to her family.”
The founder and CEO of XO Necole, Necole Kane, further stated, “I’m at a loss for words. @JasFly has been on my heart and spirit for some time now. I would always tell her when I saw her, how much I admired her work. Her storytelling. Her authenticity. Her gift to the world. Sometimes I wish I could have said more. I’m saddened.”
Waters was a well-respected talent in the entertainment industry for many years. In 2012, she even landed her very own column in VIBE magazine. From there, she would go on to write for shows such as Showtime’s “Kidding,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” VH1’s “Gossip Game” and many more. She also worked on hit projects such as “Spiderman 1 and Spiderman 2, Hardball, Save The Last Dance, MTV’s Real World, Barbershop 1 and Barbershop 2 and the NBC’s ER,” according to her IMDB page.
Waters’ contributions to the journalism and entertainment industries will live on forever, as we now mourn her loss. Take a look below to see more reactions to her sudden passing. Rest in power, Jas Waters.
Absolutely devastated to confirm @JasFly ‘s passing. She was such a light. Offered me advice about writing so many times— prayers to her family.— Sade Sellers (@IAMSadeSellers) June 10, 2020
I just want you to know that your friendship, your voice and your light will leave an impact that will far exceed what we all do in the physical. Rest well, @jasfly. Godspeed. ❤️— Kazeem Famuyide (@Kazeem) June 10, 2020
I'm at a loss for words. @JasFly has been on my heart and spirit for some time now. I would always tell her when I saw her, how much I admired her work. Her storytelling. Her authenticity. Her gift to the world. Sometimes I wish I could have said more. I'm saddened.— Necole Kane (@hellonecole) June 10, 2020
I didn’t know @JasFly personally, but I enjoyed her online presence and admired her trajectory from afar. Sending my condolences to her family and friends.— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) June 10, 2020
Sending love and light to everyone who crossed paths with Jas Fly. May she Rest In Peace.— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) June 10, 2020
If you are in the industry, you know @JasFly ... a motivating energy and dope woman in hip-hop. Today hurts— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) June 10, 2020