Tom Jackson was introduced to QUEER Eye viewers in the first episode of Season 1 in 2018.
He gained popularity quickly, but on March 8, 2023, it was revealed that he had died at the age of 63.
Who is Abby Parr? Tom Jackson’s wife
Jackson revealed that he was still in love with his ex-wife, Abby Parr, during his appearance on the Queer Eye.
The couple rekindled their romance and got married a second time in March 2018 shortly after his episode aired.
“The best part of the day was during the ceremony as we stood before the minister, both of us excited and happy to be recommitting ourselves to each other in marriage,” the couple told US Weekly.
“The roller coaster ride is over,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. “Abby and I got divorced again.”
He added that the split was “final [on] Wednesday September 4th.”
At this time, it is unclear if Jackson was in a relationship at the time of his passing.
Who was Queer Eye star Tom Jackson?
Tom Jackson was a popular television personality best known for his work on the Queer Eye series.
In Season 1, when viewers saw Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Bobby Berk completely transform their lives, he made his television debut.
According to PageSix, he was a dump-truck driver in Georgia before becoming successful on Queer Eye.
What was Tom Jackson’s cause of death?
Jackson’s passing was first reported on the official Queer Eye Instagram page.
“We say goodbye to a member of our Queer Eye family with a heavy heart,” the post read. Peace be with you, Tom Jackson.
He battled metastatic adenocarcinoma until he passed away a few days earlier on March 3, according to an online obituary.
The Jackson family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, people watch the Netflix episode of Queer Eye starring Jackson and “tell others about it in honour of Tom.”
“We will never forget our beloved Tom,” his family wrote. “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.”
Jackson is survived by his daughter, two grandsons, two sisters, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.