Jay Jay Phillips, Legally Blonde and Starman star, dies aged 30

This article is over 4 months old Phillips was host of a SiriusXM radio show before being cast as the son of a DJ on the hit TV series and went on to perform…

Jay Jay Phillips, Legally Blonde and Starman star, dies aged 30

This article is over 4 months old

Phillips was host of a SiriusXM radio show before being cast as the son of a DJ on the hit TV series and went on to perform in West End shows

Jay Jay Phillips, who appeared in West End productions such as the stage version of the TV show Legally Blonde and as host of a SiriusXM radio show, has died at the age of 30.

Paul Rice (@trustedfriar) Dead at 30. Jay Jay Phillips, host of SiriusXM’s Jay Jay Radio, the weekday show https://t.co/EzhWy04gZy, passed away Friday. https://t.co/6KlLkN0Pzg pic.twitter.com/FPyhK3UNYK

His death, confirmed by his rep Annie Babett, was due to a head injury he suffered during a bout of severe food poisoning in February, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Phillips appeared in the production of Legally Blonde, playing sidekick to Vicky Vento, as well as in the musical comedy The Miser.

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Also on stage in 2018 was his former co-star in Legally Blonde, the young actor Nejima Rai.

Jay Jay Station Station (@JayJayStation) Jay Jay Station Station ☹️StREAM Jay Jay Radio ‘Born this Way’ Show 104.1FM Fridays, 7/16-8/11. Those shows are, respectively, June 16, June 16-24, June 23-30, July 7-12. Free to fans, and premieres the day of, and w/live music & comedians. https://t.co/A6hTdgnQcr#BornThisWayDJ

On Saturday night, Rai tweeted: “I’m in the gym right now with a purpose: I had a dream this morning that Jay Jay and I were at the White House together. …It’s tragic, this world is insane! Thank you Jay Jay!!”

Before his turn on stage, Jay Jay Phillips appeared on various reality shows, making it to the Top 40 earlier this year, and was a contestant on The Voice in 2017. In one episode, he released an original song on YouTube with the title Boy Behind Me.

In his younger years, Phillips was seen at the Super Bowl, where he was captured pointing the finger at Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman as he threw a pass.

His SiriusXM fame began in 2009, and the show was hosted under the name Jay Jay TV. He was also a viral YouTube sensation as he ran a video for a song called Toast, offering condolences to Anna Kendrick’s friend who had passed away from cancer.

Jay Jay Station Station (@JayJayStation) Jay Jay Station Station ☹️STREAM Jay Jay Radio ‘Born this Way’ Show 104.1FM Fridays, 7/16-8/11. Those shows are, respectively, June 16, June 16-24, June 23-30, July 7-12. Free to fans, and premieres the day of, and w/live music & comedians.

Phillips also hosted a live radio show for SiriusXM.

This story has been updated to reflect that Jay Jay Station Station is not the station that is streaming its show.

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