Jacky Oh Has Died Aged 32

Jacky Oh Dead: The Wild 'N Out star has tragically died aged 32.
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The Wild ‘N Out star has tragically died aged just 32 years old.

Jacky Oh, whose real name was Jacklyn Smith, was a part of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out show, alongside her partner D.C. Young Fly, 31.

The US sketch comedy and rap battle improv game was created and hosted by Nick Cannon.

A statement announcing the passing of Smith has been shared by a BET Media Group spokesperson.

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It reads: “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. 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.”

At the time of writing, Smith’s cause of death has yet to be revealed.


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Many of Smith’s fans have taken to social media and paid tribute.

One person pens: “Heartbroken. Such an amazing soul. SMH RIP Jacky.”

Another adds: “So saddened to hear about the passing of Ms Jacky Oh. Fell in love with her and her family on YT. Her vibe always genuine and down to earth.”

“Ms Jacky Oh will always be remembered for her love, kindness, and devotion as a wife and mother,” a third person writes.

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“May she find peace and comfort in the arms of the angels above. Rest in peace, dear Ms Jacky Oh.”

Somebody else comments: “A beautiful family lost a beautiful mother and partner. This is so sad, I’ll be praying for DC and Jacky’s family.”

While a fifth person writes: “Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. You brought smiles and laughter to millions around the world.”

Jacky Oh
Jacky Oh, whose real name was Jacklyn Smith, has tragically died aged just 32 years old. Credit: @msjackyoh/Instagram

As well as being known for her appearance on Wild ‘N Out, Smith was also huge on social media.

She had one million Instagram followers, over 320,000 TikTok followers and more than 820,000 YouTube subscribers.

According to The Mirror, Smith was also a real estate agent and entrepreneur – which included a lipgloss business named J Nova Collection.

It’s believed the content creator began her relationship with D.C. Young Fly – whose real name is John Whitfield – in around 2015.

Outside of her career, Smith welcomed three children: daughters Nova, 6, Nala, 2, and 11-month-old son Prince.

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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.