Original MTV VJ J.J. Jackson Dies In Los Angeles





For old school MTV heads, this one will hit close to home. Original MTV VJ John "J.J." Jackson has passed away. Jackson died of what was believed to be a heart attack while driving on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. Before Jackson rose to prominence as one of the first faces of the fledgling MTV, he had made a career for himself in radio, DJing at KLOS in LA before transitioning over to TV with a job at KABC-TV as a music reporter. When the new cable music channel came calling, he was ready, moving to NYC for a five-year stint, before heading back to Southern California and radio. Jackson was 62.




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Original MTV VJ J.J. Jackson Dies In Los Angeles