Who was Jay G Jacobs and what was his cause of death? Former WMA Music Agent Dead aged 79: A piece of terrible news catches the attention of the people and puts them in big grief. As per the media reports, a former WMA Music Agent has passed away and the name of the deceased was Jay G Jacobs. His death is a big loss for the world of Music. Jay G Jacobs was a longtime William Morris agent who represented such artists as Simon & Garfunkel, Diana Ross and The Beach Boys passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, 18th November 2021 at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills after a short fight with lung and bone cancer. He passed away at the age of 79. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Who was Jay G Jacobs?
He was born in Philadelphia in the year 1942, Jacobs raised up a keen admirer of movies, music, and television. Still in his teen, he began his career in the year 1961 when he landed a job at the mailroom of the William Morris Agency which is in New York. He served at the agency for more than 30 years and was a founding member of the agency’s music department. Jacobs worked with artists across all genres, from R&B, rock, and Country to jazz, including The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Al Jarreau, The Monkeys, Ashford & Simpson, Simon & Garfunkel, George Benson, Diana Ross, Nash, Teddy Pendergrass, and Crosby Stills.
Jay G Jacobs Death Cause
In a recent profile of MPTF, Jacobs remembers one of his first bookings, The Rolling Stones at Auburn University, where they got an unlistened-of for the time $25,000. He stated in the interview, “It was really exciting because when I was 21 or 22. I represented The Beach Boys back in the day, getting $7, 500 a night. I created the very first percentage date with them where they got about 70% of the gross at the door, and they walked out with $28,000. That was an exciting stepping stone to getting percentages for the groups instead of flat fees.”
How did Jay G Jacobs die?
After almost 3 decades at WMA, Jacobs left in the year 1991 for a three and half year stint at ICM prior to retiring from the agency business. He spent the final years of his life as coordinator of the William Morris Agency Alumni. In the month of May 2021, he broke his foot. CT and other tests for the wounds disclosed Stage IV lung and bone cancer. With his beloved dog (golden retriever) he migrated into the MPTF Hersholt Place at the Motion Picture Home where he spent the rest of the months of his life.