JADE CHYNOWETH: The story of a woman, her life and death.
A life that ended tragically and for all the right reasons.
A woman who overcame a terrible illness and faced a world of pain and hatred to make a life for herself.
It is an emotional story that touches all the people who love her and all the lives she touched.
Jade Smith, the daughter of two Jamaican immigrants, was killed in New York on Thursday, the same day that Jada Smith, her friend and colleague, was shot to death in her home in Los Angeles.
Jade’s story has resonated across the world with a global reach.
The Jade Smith Estate sold more than 5 million Jade Smith products in its first year, with more than 70% of sales coming from the US.
Jada, who had also been an outspoken campaigner for racial justice and worked for the UN Children’s Fund, died in London on Saturday.
The family has released a statement about Jade’s death.
We ask for your thoughts on this tragic event and ask that the media do their best to cover the news with the same humanity and compassion as our daughter, Jada.
This is a time for reflection and we will not be distracted by the grief of our loved ones, we want to share the message of unity and respect that we are all born with and that this is a common experience for all people.
In a statement, Jade’s sister, Michelle Smith, said: It is with profound sadness and profound regret that we have to share today that Jade’s daughter, Michelle, has died.
Jade was a beautiful, brilliant and inspirational person, who touched so many lives in so many ways.
Jade shared her life story with me many years ago and I knew that she would continue to inspire people through her story and work.
Jade is remembered in many different ways.
Her work with the UN and with organisations like the UNICEF is well-known and her love of music, the blues and rock is well known.
But the story of Jade and Jada will be remembered most for their friendship and work together.
Jade helped establish a women’s education charity called Jada Williams Hope, which aimed to end violence against women.
In the UK, the charity Jade Smith was one of the first to establish a non-profit organisation called the Jada and Jaden Foundation, which is now based in New Zealand.
For many years, Jade Smith worked with Jada on the ground in the United States, with Jaden working in schools and the UN in a range of other ways.
In 2013, Jaden’s father, John Smith, was diagnosed with cancer and was unable to work.
He was given a second chance at life by Jade’s mother, Dolly, who worked for Jada’s foundation.
The Smiths moved to the US in 2004 to be closer to their daughter.
Jade moved to Los Angeles in 2012, after working with J Davis for years in Jamaica.
The Smiths and their children were living in a one-bedroom apartment when Jade died.
Jaden and J Davis had two children, and Jade and her siblings were born after J Davis’ death.
Jade also became close to her father, working as his personal assistant.
Many of Jada Williams’ children, including Jaden, are still living in Jamaica, and Jadelina, J Davis and J Dain have also lived in Jamaica and are currently living in New Jersey.
I’m sure that Jadelene, Jade, Jades children and family, will always remember Jada with love and pride, and that Jaden Smith will always have the strength to stand beside Jada for justice.
I’m sure she will have the same strength to say, ‘I am Jada’.
Jaden’s death is devastating for the Smith family and the wider community.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to Jada in her final days.
She was a shining light for her friends, family and community, and she was a role model for so many young girls around the world.
Please join us in offering our heartfelt condolences to the Smiths family and Jadians friends, as we begin our mourning process.
We also want to offer our support to all those who worked so hard to get Jada to a position where she could do her job and live life with dignity and love.
We pray for peace and justice for Jade and her family, and for the healing and healing that will come with the passage of time.
Join us at The World Famous Jellyfish Centre, in downtown Los Angeles, for a moment of silence from 10am-1pm today, and a tribute to Jaden.
We will also be holding a candlelight vigil at 10am today at the intersection of 4th and Broadway.