“Jacky Oh was not only a cherished friend and esteemed colleague, but above all, she exemplified extraordinary motherhood, caring for her three wonderful children with unwavering love and dedication.”
Jacky Oh, a former member of the renowned improv and sketch comedy show Wild ‘N Out, passed away at the age of 32.
In an Instagram statement released by a spokesperson from BET Media, the devastating news was shared, expressing deep sorrow over the loss of Jacklyn Smith, known to the world as Jacky Oh. She was a gifted and cherished member of the Wild ‘N Out family, leaving an indelible impact that will be forever cherished and deeply missed.
The statement went on to acknowledge Jacky Oh as not only a dear friend and esteemed colleague to the Wild ‘N Out cast during her five-season tenure but also highlighted her exceptional role as a loving mother to her three beautiful children. The BET Media Group extends heartfelt condolences to the Smith family, DC Young Fly, B Simone, Nick Cannon, and all the friends who held Jacky Oh dear and supported her during this immensely challenging time.
The cause of Jacky Oh’s death has not been revealed to the public.
TMZ, the first outlet to report the news, stated that Oh passed away in Miami on Wednesday. According to their report, her partner of many years, comedian and rapper DC Young Fly, was in Atlanta shooting new episodes of Wild ‘N Out when the tragic incident occurred. The couple initially crossed paths while working on the show, which was created by Nick Cannon, back in 2015. They shared three children together: Nova, Nala, and Prince.
Following her five-season run on Wild ‘N Out, Oh ventured into entrepreneurship, launching her own line of lip gloss and also working as a real estate agent.
Former “Wild ‘N Out” star Ms Jacky Oh! — who’s also DC Young Fly’s longtime partner — has passed away 🥺💔
— The 220 Podcast (@The220Podcast) June 2, 2023