‘This Is Us’ Writer Jas Waters Died by Suicide at age 39
The team from “This Is Us” is mourning the loss of Jas Waters, one of the writers on the show. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner released Waters’ cause of death Thursday, writing she had died by suicide. She was just 39 years old. The show’s team of writers posted a tribute on Twitter, writing that they were “devastated” to lose Jane.
The entire #ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing. 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. pic.twitter.com/cmrh2OO8of
— ThisIsUsWriters (@ThisIsUsWriters) June 10, 2020
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"This is us" showcases the lives of a family with three children, in several different time frames. Kevin, Kate and Randall, the three siblings, go through their own unique challenges at different intervals of life, as they try to find happiness and get over a tragedy in their past. The series takes place mostly in the present, but uses episodes from the past and flashbacks to show what happened with the family in the past. Over its first few seasons, the show has consistently remained a fan favorite and a top 20 TV series, with TVscorecards scores consistently above 90%, a level of performance that is rarely sustained.
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