“It is with great sadness we inform you all of the loss of our bandmate/brother/and friend @jayjayrocks,” the band’s submit, which options a picture of Phillips with angel wings, reads. “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.”
TMZ experiences that in the course of the week of Thanksgiving, and was discovered lifeless in his home by his girlfriend and her mom. He was reportedly not vaccinated but, nevertheless, had knowledgeable mates that he had deliberate on getting the shot. Phillips’ father is at the moment sick with COVID and is on a ventilator within the hospital, per the outlet.
Phillips, recognized for his larger-than-life coiffure and keyboard abilities, appeared on NBC competitors collection America’s Got Talent twice: Once in 2009, when he was eradicated early on within the course of, and once more in 2017, when he was despatched home in the course of the quarterfinals. Since then, the artist has labored with Mettal Maffia, and, in , shared how excited he was to tour together with his bandmates.
“So in case anyones wondering where i”ve been or what i’ve been uptoo 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 on Instagram on the time. “I’m 50 million more times exited 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, check out our insta and follow us at so you can catch a show.”