Monday, October 18, 2021

Jas Waters, ‘This Is Us’ Writer, Dies at 39 (Videos)

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Jas Waters

*Jas Waters, a TV writer who worked on the NBC series “This Is Us,” has died. She was 39.

Waters has writing credits on 18 episodes of the show, according to IMDb. She also worked on Comedy Central’s “Hood Adjacent With James Davis,” VH1’s “The Breaks” and Showtime’s “Kidding.” Additionally, she worked on “Hardball,” “Save The Last Dance,” MTV’s “Real World,” “Barbershop,” “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” NBC’s “ER” and Taraji P. Henson’s “What Men Want.” She had her own column in VIBE magazine in 2012 before she began working as a screenwriter.

“This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman tweeted his memory of the “brilliant” storyteller. “Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell,” wrote Fogelman. “She made an indelible mark on our show and my heart breaks for her loved ones.”

Below, TMZ caught up with Waters in 2018 to talk about her purchase of tickets for at-risk kids to see “Black Panther,” and being surprised by a last minute appearance from Migos rapper Offset.

Below is Waters with Offset, Lonnie Chavis and Lil Yachty at the “Black Panther” screening mentioned above.

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