‘Queer Eye’ Fan Favorite Tom Jackson Dead At 63
Tom Jackson, the topic of the very first episode of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot, has died. He was 63. His household stated in his obituary that he died on March 3 after a protracted battle with metastatic adenocarcinoma, a kind of most cancers that may have an effect on a number of areas of the physique.
Jackson’s household famous in his obituary that the previous Federal Express worker, dump truck driver and proud “Papaw” to his two grandsons was thrilled to be a part of the truth makeover present.
“A highlight of Tom’s life was being cast on the Netflix show, ‘Queer Eye,’” his obit reads. “He enjoyed the notoriety and shared his experience with whoever would listen!”
“Queer Eye,” which was a extra trendy tackle 2004’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” may credit score Jackson partially for a few of its early success. The Georgia native shortly charmed viewers along with his “redneck margaritas” (i.e., Mountain Dew and tequila), openness to alter and his pining for his ex-wife, Abby Parr.
He was so common on the collection that when he introduced on Twitter after his episode aired that he had proposed to Parr, his information went viral. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2019 for a second time.
Despite their break up, Jackson nonetheless had plenty of love in his life.
“We will never forget our beloved Tom,” his household wrote in his obituary. “He brought joy, humor, persistence, and love to our family. He is special to us.”