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Tragic! Australian Idol Judge Found Dead At 36-Years-Old

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Way too young.

36-year-old Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett, who also served as an A&R exec at Sony Music for over six years, was found dead in his Sydney apartment last night.

According to police, Springbett's death is "not suspicious."

Here's what Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand CEO Denis Handlin had to say about Jay:

"Jay Dee was so very enthusiastic and passionate about his family, his music projects and his plans for the future. [He] was a great friend and larger-than-life charismatic character who will be missed enormously."

We're so sad to hear about this, but at least we're glad to hear that police don't seem to suspect foul play.

Our thoughts go out to Jay Dee's family, friends, and peers during this incredibly difficult time. Such a tragedy.

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3 comments to “Tragic! Australian Idol Judge Found Dead At 36-Years-Old”



  1. 1

    OMG I or Joy Koy look like him. We can take over his job.



  2. 2

    So very sad for his family and friends and children. Bless them and hope they can make it through this as best as possible.



  3. 3

    I don't remember him from Idol :S