Jay Jay Phillips Dies: Two-Time ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Was 30

Jay Jay Phillips Dies: Two-Time ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Was 30
Jay Jay Phillips, the heavy-metal keyboardist who rocked the America’s Got Talent judges like a hurricane in 2017, has died, his band announced on its Instagram page. He was 30, and reportedly succumbed, unvaccinated, from Covid.

“It is with great sadness we inform you all of the loss of our bandmate/brother/and friend @jayjayrocks,” read the band’s statement. “It still doesn’t feel real and we would give anything to change it. Please respect the family, as well as our wishes as we take our time to grieve and process this detrimental loss.”

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Phillips’ death was first reported by TMZ, which cited family sources saying the unvaccinated 30-year-old rocker died while suffering from Covid.

Phillips was eliminated early on 2009’s Season 4 of AGT. He came back to the show for Season 12 in 2017, but was eliminated prior to the quarterfinals.
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