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Writer Jas Waters' cause of death was revealed Thursday. Waters, also known as JasFly, died from suicide by hanging, E! News reports. She was 39.

Waters' death sent shockwaves through Hollywood. Her death was announced in a statement on the "This Is Us" writers Twitter account on Wednesday.

"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."

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Waters was a columnist for Vibe magazine. She was a writer on Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent with James Davis," VH1's "The Breaks," and "Kidding" on Showtime. She was also an alum on VH1's reality series "The Gossip Game."

Additionally, she had a story credit on the Taraji P. Henson feature "What Men Want."

Waters' close friends comforted each other in a private Facebook group on Thursday. They said she took her own life after suffering from depression and anxiety for many years. "The coronavirus lockdown pushed her over the edge," wrote one grieving friend.