Tom Jackson, who appeared in the series’ first episode, died on March 3 at the age of 63 after a battle with glandular cancer. His death was announced on the show’s Instagram account.
“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a member of ours Queer Eye family,” read the show’s March 8 post, accompanied by several snapshots of Tom on the show. “Rest in peace, Tom Jackson.”
Cast member Tan France wrote an Instagram comment. “Such incredibly sad news”
Jackson was part of the show’s 2018 reboot. In an episode titled “You Can’t Fix Ugly,” he talked about his battle with lupus. After undergoing his makeover, he briefly rekindled a relationship with his ex-wife.
An obituary about his death asked fans to rewatch episode one of the reboot in lieu of flowers.