Jeremy Kyle Star Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse Has Died

Deon 'Mad Dog' Hulse Dead: The Jeremy Kyle star has tragically died aged 40.
Credit: ITV

Jeremy Kyle star Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse has tragically died aged 40. 

Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse, from Walsall, West Midlands, appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show back in 2011 with his then-girlfriend Catherine.

He shot to notoriety following his appearance on the talk show as he had a skull inked on his face.

The tattoo fanatic starred in an episode titled ‘How Could My Boyfriend Destroy His Own Face?’.

Watch Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse appear on The Jeremy Kyle Show in the clip below…

Hulse’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his funeral following his passing.

It has a £2,000 goal and at the time of writing, it’s received £375.

The fundraiser bio says: “Deon Mad Dog Hulse touched a lot of people’s hearts.

“Many of us will always have a story to tell about him.

“He was a one-off a one in a trillion.”

It adds: “He has left a lot of people heartbroken.

“Every little bit helps, thank you everyone.

“Let’s show the family how much he’s loved and Deon, rest in pure paradise. We all love ya, kid.”

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Hulse reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 26.

Many fans have taken to social media and paid tribute to the tattoo fanatic, with one person penning: “RIP, one of my good old mates.

“Can’t believe you’re gone, sleep tight pal.”

While another person has penned: “Aw no, that’s sad to hear. RIP Mad Dog.”

Somebody else has commented: “RIP, how sad.”

During his appearance on Jeremy Kyle’s TV show, Hulse said he didn’t care what he looked like.

Deon 'Mad Dog' Hulse on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Jeremy Kyle star Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse has tragically died aged 40. Credit: ITV

He told the presenter: “I don’t care what I look like.

“I am who I am, if people don’t like me for who I am, they can do one.”

Later in the show, Hulse failed a lie detector test about whether he had slept with any other women while in his relationship.

These results led Kyle to say: “You are a liar and a cheat and you look ridiculous.”

Deon 'Mad Dog' Hulse and Catherine on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
Deon ‘Mad Dog’ Hulse appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show alongside his then-girlfriend Catherine. Credit: ITV

Elsewhere in the episode, Hulse’s ex says she thought he was joking when he first said he was going to get the inking.

Catherine explains: “Last week he told me he was going to have a skull tattoo on his face and I just thought he was joking.

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“Off he went and came back with that completely covering his face.”

She adds: “It’s a disgrace, he’s got children to grow and he’s got to take them to school and pick them up.”

Kyle wades in and comments: “I’m slightly struggling as to why anyone would have a skull tattooed on their face.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.