Jay Jay Phillips Biography – Jay Jay Phillips Wiki
Jay Jay Phillips was a heavy metal musician who appeared twice on America’s Got Talent on season 4 in 2009 and season 12 in 2017. In 2009 and 2010, Phillips competed in the Tri-C High School Rock Off with his metal band, Hysteria, from Riverside High School. He was the keyboardist of the band. At the time of his death, he was a keyboardist for the rock band Metal Maffia. Based in the Cleveland/Youngstown area, his band Mettal Maffia has released five albums as a hybrid metal group.
According to his last Instagram post on Oct. 13, the rock musician was looking forward to making and playing music with his band in the coming months. The keyboardist wrote: “So in case anyones wondering where I’ve been or what i’ve been up too [sic] here it is!!!! My band METTAL MAFFIA is making huge moves and anyone that’s a fan of me IT’S A MUST you check us out,” he wrote, adding, “I’m 50 million more times exited [sic] about this than the whole AGT thing and i’m so grateful to rock out with my brothers and sister and dude I love this band and them so much it’s rediculous [sic], check out our insta and follow us at @mettalmaffiaofficial so you can catch a show.”
Jay Jay Phillips America’s Got Talent
He appeared twice on America’s Got Talent. He represented his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio while competing on AGT and was known just as much for his wild hairstyle as his talent. He first competed on America’s Got Talent on season 4 in 2009. He was eliminated from the NBC talent competition after auditioning in front of Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff, in which he played an original song. He appeared again on season 12 in 2017, but was eliminated just before the quarterfinals.
Jay Jay Phillips Age
He was born in 1991 and passed away in November 2021. He was 30 years old.
Jay Jay Phillips Death
America’s Got Talent Star Jay Jay Phillips passed away in November 2021, at the age of 30 following a battle with COVID-19, according to his family. According to TMZ, Phillips was battling COVID-19 during Thanksgiving week at home and took a turn for the worse the day before the holiday, and was found dead in his home on Thanksgiving by his girlfriend and her mother.
His band Mettal Maffia announced Phillips’ death on Nov. 30 via Instagram. The rock group shared a photo of Phillips with angel wings and a halo, playing his electric keyboard. Mettal Maffia wrote in a statement posted to social media:
“It is with great sadness we inform you all of the loss of our bandmate/brother/and friend @jayjayrocks. 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.
“We miss you brother, every second of every minute, of every day. Thank you for teaching us all to laugh a little more. Rock in Paradise 💚”
On Monday, November 29, 2021, Phillips’ bandmate Lauryn Von Taylor paid tribute to the late musician by sharing a throwback photo from Halloween 2020, writing, “@jayjayrocks it’s only been a few days since you were taken from us and it’s so painful. We miss you. Your jokes, your origami, your laugh..it all hurts. Keep on shining. Rest In Power 💚”
Jay Jay Phillips Cause of Death
He died of complications related to COVID-19, a family member told TMZ.
Jay Jay Phillips Vaccinated
Was Jay Jay Phillips vaccinated? The musician was allegedly unvaccinated. A family member told TMZ that he was not vaccinated, but was telling people before he got sick that he was planning to get the shot soon.
Jay Jay Phillips Instagram
His Instagram handle is @jayjayrocks.