Queer Eye just lost one of its former heroes. For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Tom Jackson appeared in the first episode of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot. In the blink of an eye, he became a fan favorite.
Jackson took his last breaths on March 3, 2023, Friday at 11:49 pm. He passed away at the age of 63. Keep scrolling further to know the reason behind the death of the Queer Eye star.
Tom Jackson passes away at 63
Tom Jackson left for the heavenly abode on March 3, Friday. The reality TV star passed away at the age of 63. When we talk about the cause behind his death, he died after losing his battle with metastatic adenocarcinoma.
As per the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, metastatic adenocarcinoma happens when adenocarcinoma cancer cells begin in one area and spread to other parts of the body. This condition also goes by the name of stage 4 adenocarcinoma.
According to his online obituary, Jackson was born on December 20, 1959, in Ashland, Kentucky to Sue Ann Ransdell Jackson and Thomas Jackson. Before becoming a reality TV, he retired from Federal Express and then worked as a dump-truck driver in Georgia.
One of the biggest accomplishments of Jackson’s life was “being a Papaw to his two grandsons who were his pride and joy.” His obituary read, “A highlight of Tom’s life was being cast on the Netflix show, “Queer Eye”. He enjoyed the notoriety and shared his experience with whoever would listen!”
Tom is survived by his one daughter, two grandsons, two sisters, and extended family. In the obituary, his family also thanked Kennestone Hospital’s medical team for helping Jackson with “treatment and comfort during his final days.”
In his obituary, the family wrote, “We will never forget our beloved Tom. He brought joy, humor, persistence, and love to our family. He is special to us, and we look forward to seeing him again one day.”
Tom’s memorial service will take place on March 12 in Kennesaw, Georgia. His family has asked all of his fans to watch his Queer Eye episode in his honor.
‘Queer Eye’ paid a heartfelt tribute to Tom Jackson on social media
The team of Queer Eye also mourned the loss of Tom Jackson by writing a heartfelt tribute on the official Instagram page of the popular reality show. They posted a slideshow of pictures of Tom with the Fab Five (Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Bobby Berk).
“it’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a member of our Queer Eye family. Rest in peace, Tom Jackson,” they wrote alongside a series of pictures of Jackson with the cast members of the show.
Fashion guru Tan France stopped by the comments section of the post and wrote, “Such incredibly sad news.” Jonathan Van Ness added, “RIP Tom ❤️.” Bobby Berk penned, “RIP Tom. 😢 Having a Redneck Margarita in your honor❤️.”
Our love and prayers are with the entire family of Tom Jackson during this tragic time. May his soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.