Jacky Oh, a former cast member on Wild ‘N Out and longtime partner of DC Young Fly, has passed away. She was 32.
A spokesperson for the BET Media Group confirmed the death of Jacky Oh, whose real name is Jacklyn Smith, in a statement shared on the MTV show’s social media. According to TMZ, who first reported the news on Thursday, the mother of three has died in Miami. Her cause of death has not been released.
“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 cherished and missed,” the statement read on Instagram. “Jacky Oh was a loving friend and beloved colleague of the Wild N’ Out cast over five seasons. More importantly, she was a wonderful mother of three beautiful children.
The post continued, “The BET Media Group extends our sincere condolences to the Smith family, DC Young Fly, B Simone, Nick Cannon and all the friends who loved and cared for Jacky Oh during this difficult time.”
Jacky Oh shares three children with DC Young Fly, whose real name is John Whitfield. TMZ reported that the two met when the comedian-actor-rapper joined the improv comedy show in 2015 as one of the recurring cast members for season seven. At the time, Jacky Oh could be seen as one of the Wild N’ Out girls in the Nick Cannon-created series.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to representatives for Jacky Oh and DC Young Fly for comment.