Queer Eye star, Tom Jackson died following his battle with gland cancer metastatic adenocarcinoma. He was 63.
Queer Eye fashion expert, Tan France commented: “Such incredibly sad news.”
Grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness posted: “RIP Tom”, while interior designer Bobby said he was “having a Redneck Margarita” in Tom’s honour.
Jackson made an appearance in the pilot episode of the season of the show, You Can’t Fix Ugly, which helped establish the tone for the current season.
Bravo, a cable television network, broadcast the first season of the Queer Eye show from 2003 through 2007.
With a new cast of makeover specialists, each with a focus on a different aspect of culture, fashion, grooming, food, and design, it was revived by Netflix.
His family thanked Kennestone Hospital’s medical team for helping him with “treatment and comfort during his final days”.
“We will never forget our beloved Tom,” the family said. “He brought joy, humour, persistence, and love to our family. He is special to us, and we look forward to seeing him again one day.”
His family has asked fans to watch his episode of Queer Eye on Netflix in his honour instead of sending flowers.
May his soul rest in peace.