Jay Weaver Biography – Jay Weaver Wiki
Jay Weaver (born Jason Weaver) was the bass player and a vocalist for the Christian band Big Daddy Weave. Big Daddy Weave is a Christian band that was formed in 1998 in Mobile, Alabama. The band consisted of Mike, Jay and members Joe Shirk, Jeremy Redmon and Brian Beihl.
Big Daddy Weave has released nine studio albums to date. The group’s latest set, 2019’s When the Light Comes, peaked at No. 14 on Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums chart.
In 2021, the band notched its sixth leader on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart with “I Know.” The band’s other chart-topping songs include include “Alive,” “My Story,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Redeemed” and “Every Time I Breathe.”
Jay Weaver Age
He died on January 2, 2022. He was 42 years old.
Jay Weaver Wife
He was married to Emily Weaver.
Jay Weaver Children
He had three children, Makenzie, Madison, and Nathan Weaver.
Jay Weaver Family
He is survived by his wife, Emily Weaver, and three children, Makenzie, Madison and Nathan Weaver. He lived with his family in Navarre, Florida.
Jay Weaver Death
Big Daddy Weave bassist Jay Weaver died on January 2, 2022, at the age of 42 from complications related to COVID-19. His older brother, Mike Weaver, announced the sad news on Sunday (Jan. 2) through social media.
“I’m so sorry to bring this news, but I’m also excited to celebrate where he is right now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a couple hours ago,” Mike Weaver said in the emotional video clip on Instagram, adding that Jay died from “complications with COVID-19 on top of everything else that he already had going on.”
He continued, “You’ve seen him walk the uphill battle and you guys helped carry him through so much. The Lord used him in such a mighty way out on the road for so many years. Anybody who’s come in contact with him knows how real his faith in Jesus was. Even though COVID took his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him.”
The band’s label, Nashville-based Curb Records, confirmed Jay’s death in a statement: “We are devastated by this loss and are trusting the Lord to guide us through this difficult time. All of your thoughts, prayers, and support have been and continue to be deeply appreciated.”
The Christian radio station K-Love shared its condolences on social media, writing, “Our hearts are saddened to hear that Jay Weaver, former bass player in Big Daddy Weave, has passed away. Please join us as we pray for Jay’s wife, three children, and the Weaver family.”
The band first revealed Saturday, January 1, 2022, that Jay Weaver had been in the hospital for five days “fighting a tough battle against Covid.” The band wrote on Instagram: “Friends, would you please pray for Jay, his wife Emily and their children? Jay has been in the hospital for five days fighting a tough battle against Covid. Would you pray with us for complete healing for Jay and for peace for his family? We pray In Jesus name that it be so.”
Jay Weaver’s wife Emily Weaver said at the time: “I am asking you all to pray for Jay. He has been in the hospital since Tuesday. He is fighting so hard. I can see it on him as I look through the window of his door. Yes, he has the awful virus. I just want my best friend/everything to get better.”
Jay Weaver Cause of Death
Jay Weaver’s cause of death was complications related to COVID-19.
Jay Weaver Amputation
In 2016, Jay Weaver had both of his feet amputated after an infection. He required amputation of his feet, after doctors made efforts to control the infection that had spread to his legs.
Jay Weaver Illness
In August 2020, the Big Daddy Weave said on social media he was undergoing dialysis to help with kidney function. The band wrote: “A few of you have asked for an update on Jay’s health and all of us with Big Daddy Weave have been blown away about how much you care for each of us in the band and our families. Jay is now undergoing dialysis to help with kidney function. He is set up with a port and the family has been trained so he can go through dialysis at home or on the road.”
In August 2021, Weaver was hospitalized and wound up in the intensive care unit after complications related to dialysis, according to the Christian Broadcasting Network. The band also revealed at the time that “Jay recently made the difficult decision to come off the road with Big Daddy Weave for a time to focus on his health.”
The band wrote in an Instagram post at the time: “Jay recently made the difficult decision to come off the road with Big Daddy Weave for a time to focus on his health. He’s had an extremely difficult week, culminating in side effects from his dialysis treatments causing him to be admitted into the intensive care unit yesterday.
“The medical team is working to get his blood pressure stabilized and find the source of infection in his body that is causing him such severe pain. Jay was also told that another one of his fingers will have to be amputated while he is in the hospital. Compounding this, hospital policy changed today so that he cannot have any visitors, and his wife Emily had to leave him.”
Jay Weaver Net Worth
Jay Weaver’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.