Former television star Ms Jacky Oh! dies at age 32

 June 3, 2023

The entertainment world lost a beloved icon this week, far too soon.

Former "Wild ‘n Out" cast member , whose real name was Jacklyn Smith, passed away at age 32, sending shockwaves across the entertainment industry.

According to TMZ, she died in Miami, Florida, but her cause of death is still unclear.

Notably, the outlet reported that a since-deleted social media post suggested that she was in Miami for a "Mommy makeover" surgery.

"Deeply saddened"

A BET Media Group spokesperson released a touching statement regarding the young woman's shocking death.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jacklyn Smith, known to the world as Jacky Oh, a talented Wild N’ Out family member whose impact will be forever treasured and missed. Jacky Oh was a loving friend and beloved colleague of the Wild N’ Out cast throughout five seasons.

The statement added: "More importantly, she was a tremendous mother to three beautiful children. The BET Media Group extends our sincere condolences to the Smith family, DC Young Fly, B Simone, Nick Cannon, and all friends who loved and cared for Jacky Oh during this difficult time."

She was also known as the longtime partner of YouTube star DC Young Fly.

Tributes to the young star poured in across social media.

Social media reacts

"B. Simone posted 'I feel guilty moving on with life' in tribute to her friend Jacky Oh and I’ve never seen a more accurate description of what grief can feel like," one Twitter user wrote.

"Every now and again there’s a celebrity death that really rattled me and I promise I’m devastated about Jacky oh like I knew her," another Twitter user wrote.

Undoubtedly, she will be missed by her family, friends, and fans around the world. Losing someone at such a young age takes a long time to heal, but her legacy will clearly live on.

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