America’s Got Talent musician Jay Jay Phillips found dead aged 30 from COVID-19… as family reveal ‘he was not vaccinated’
- America’s Got Talent star Jay Jay Phillips died of COVID-19 on Friday at age 30, according to TMZ
- The outlet reported that relatives found the musician’s body at his home on Thanksgiving after he suffered the worst of the virus
- His family revealed that Jay Jay had not been vaccinated and refused to go to the hospital, saying he just ‘needed more sleep’
America’s Got Talent star Jay Jay Phillips has died after battling COVID-19, according to report from TMZ on Friday. He was 30 years old.
Phillips’ body was reportedly found by his mother and girlfriend on Thanksgiving, who had gone to his house to check on him.
A relative of Jay Jay’s told the outlet that the rocker hadn’t been vaccinated but was coming to potentially get the shot when he fell ill with coronavirus.
RIP: America’s Got Talent star Jay Jay Phillips has died after battling COVID-19, according to a report from TMZ on Friday
The day before Thanksgiving, Jay Jay seemed to be turning around and despite being urged to go to a hospital by loved ones, he stayed home to rest, it was reported.
He had reportedly told relatives in his last conversation with them that he just needed more rest.
His father, with whom Jay Jay lived at the time, is currently in hospital and on a ventilator, TMZ said.
Phillips, who is most recognizable for his wild rock star hair, first rose to fame playing his keyboard in season four of America’s Got Talent.
Tragically, Phillips’ body was reportedly found by his mother and girlfriend on Thanksgiving, who had gone to his house to check on him; he was not vaccinated
He was eliminated from the audition round that season, but returned to the show in Season 12 and made it to the Judge Cuts round.
Jay Jay was from Cleveland, Ohio and had been a music lover for most of his life. He performed in rock band competitions with his band Hysteria while in high school, according to a local news station.
Season 16 of AGT ended in September with magician Dustin Tavella taking home the top prize, followed by aerialist Aidan Bryant in second place and stand-up comedian Josh Blue in third.
On stage: Phillips, who is most recognizable for his wild rock star hair, first rose to fame in season four of America’s Got Talent
AGT’s more intense spin-off, America’s Got Talent: Extreme, had to stop production in October after a terrifying on-set accident that nearly killed a contestant.
Stuntman Jonathan Goodwin was feared to have been killed when a stunt rehearsal, captured on film, went horribly wrong.
The music video, shot at Atlanta Motor Speedway, begins with the professional stuntman hovering in mid-air as two cars converge.
The stunt was supposed to help the 41-year-old Welsh escapologist free himself and fall under the vehicles before they collided. However, he fell nearly 40 feet, missed the airbag and landed to his death.
A 911 call revealed he was unresponsive immediately after the incident and nearly died. His current condition is unknown.
AGT Tragedies: The more intense AGT spin-off, America’s Got Talent: Extreme, was forced to stop production in October after a terrifying on-set accident that nearly killed escapist Jonathan Goodwin (pictured)