Jas Waters

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Jas Waters (October 21, 1980 – June 9, 2020), also known as Jas Fly, was an American screenwriter and journalist. She was known for writing 18 episodes of the TV series This Is Us. She also wrote for The Breaks and Hood Adjacent with James Davis.[1]

Waters was a journalist in the hip hop industry,[2] writing a digital column for Vibe Vixen in the early 2010s.[3][1][4]

Waters was born in Evanston, Illinois.[3] She studied at Columbia College Chicago.[3] She hung herself on June 9, 2020 in Los Angeles County, California at the age of 39.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ryu, Jenna (June 11, 2020). "'This Is Us' writer Jas Waters dies at 39; cast pays tribute to 'brilliant storyteller'". USA Today. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. Yoo, Noah (June 11, 2020). "TV Writer and Hip-Hop Journalist Jas Waters Dead at 39". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Carras, Christi (June 10, 2020). "Jas Waters, journalist and TV writer for 'This Is Us' and 'Kidding,' dies at 39". Los Angeles Times.
  4. Hale, Andreas (April 10, 2018). "She's Bringing the Black Experience to American Television". OZY. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  5. Kubota, Samantha (June 11, 2020). "'This Is Us' writer Jas Waters died by suicide, officials say". Today. Retrieved 2020-06-12.