J.J. Jackson

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: longtime Los Angeles disc jockey who made history as one of the original five MTV VJ's, who helped usher in the video music era when the cable network was launched on August 1, 1981, who introduced videos, did interviews with the biggest stars of the day and hosted several programs at MTV during his five year tenure, and who later returned to L.A. radio and worked at several stations, most recently as the afternoon host at KTWV.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: April 8, 1941

 

Died: March 17, 2004

 

Location: Los Angeles, California