Jay Jay Phillips, 'America's Got Talent' Contestant, Dead at 30

According to 'TMZ,' he was unvaccinated but planning to get the shot soon.

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12/4/2021 2:15:00 AM

Jay Jay Phillips, a heavy metal musician who appeared twice on America's Got Talent , has died.

According to 'TMZ,' he was unvaccinated but planning to get the shot soon.

His band, Mettal Maffia, confirmed the sad news on Tuesday on Instagram. According toTMZ, 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. A family member told the outlet that he was not vaccinated, but was telling people before he got sick that he was planning to get the shot soon.

Mettal Maffia shared a picture of Phillips with angel wings and a halo, playing his electric keyboard."It is with great sadness we inform you all of the loss of our bandmate/brother/and friend @jayjayrocks," the post read."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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