Prayers Up: Wendy Williams's Hairstylist Antwon Jackson Passed Away

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Wendy Williams (2nd from L) and guests pose backstage at The NYC 2013 Mega Gay Pride Event at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Prayers Up: Wendy Williams's Hairstylist Antwon Jackson Passed Away

He was just 44 years old.

Published August 23, 2016

Tragic news out of The Wendy Williams Show this morning.

According to Fameolous, Wendy Williams's longtime wig stylist Antwon Jackson has died at the age of 44. The news has yet to be confirmed by anyone close to Jackson, but condolences are already flying around the internet. 

Jackson was an Emmy-winning stylist who rose to fame when he started working with Williams and made frequent appearances on her show. 

The North Carolina native just celebrated his 44th birthday on August 7. He's survived by a son, Dontay. Just a few days ago, he took to Instagram to show off the hair looks he designed for Williams's upcoming seventh season. It was his last post before he died:

@wendyshow Season7 #goldengirls Season8 starts September 19th #wigs #someold #somenew #neverborrowed #maybeblue #itsjusthair

A photo posted by Antwon Jackson (@antwonljackson) on

He was also very close to Williams, as evidenced by so many behind-the-scenes photos and Williams's own shout outs on air. Jackson posted one such moment earlier this year, with the caption "Love my #boss":

Love my #boss @wendyshow ! #setlife #itsjusthair love my glam squad @memsor @thejaiwilliams

A video posted by Antwon Jackson (@antwonljackson) on

Our condolences go out to Antwon's son, his set family and everyone affected by his untimely death. 

Watch Wendy talk about her love for her wigs — thanks to Antwon, no doubt! — while putting Kylie Jenner on blast in a clip from her show above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)


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