America’s Got Talent star Jay Jay Phillips has died at the age of 30 after contracting
A family member of Phillips confirmed the AGT contestant’s death to TMZ, saying the
rocker was battling the virus at home during Thanksgiving week.
NSL LEARNT: that his family urged him to go to the hospital, but that he told them
he just needed more sleep.
Phillips first appeared on AGT in season four in 2009 and but was eliminated early.
He was a student at the time of his first audition.
Not disheartened, he returned in season 12 in 2017, eight years after his initial audition.
He made it through the first round but was eliminated just before the quarter-finals.
For his audition in season 12, Phillips quickly won over the audience, rocking out
with a keyboard.
Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Simon Cowell all voted for him to go through to the
Aside from AGT, the star also formed part of the band METTAL MAFFIA with his final
Instagram post being a photo of the group.
In the caption, shared seven weeks ago, he wrote: ‘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 ridiculous [sic].’