“America’s Got Talent” Featured Jay jay phillips – whose big hair drew as much attention as his talent – has died of complications from COVID-19.
A family member tells us that Jay Jay was battling illness at home on Thanksgiving week. We are told that family and friends contacted him constantly by phone and that he deteriorated the day before the holidays.
Jay Jay’s family urged him to go to the hospital, but he just told them he needed more sleep … and that was the last time they’d heard from him.
We are told that Jay’s girlfriend Jay and his mother – who is a nurse – went to see him on Thanksgiving Day and found him dead. The family member tells us that Phillips was not vaccinated, but just before he got sick he started telling people he was planning to get the vaccine soon.
Phillips’ father, who he lived with, is currently hospitalized and fighting for his life on a ventilator.
Jay Jay made his first appearance in Season 4 of the talent show, but was knocked out early. He returned in Season 12, but was knocked out in the Judges’ Cups just before the quarter-finals.
Phillips was 30 years old.
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