Posted by themusicsover on June 30, 2011
Jay Dee Springbett
DOB Unknown – June 30, 2011
Jay Dee Springbett was perhaps best known as a judge on Australian Idol, the country’s version of the immensely popular televised talent show, American Idol. The Australian program began in July of 2003, with Springbett coming on to replace the controversial Kyle Sandilands in 2009. As a judge, Springbett quickly became known as the “nice guy.” Born in the UK, Springbett spent six years as a respected A&R rep for Sony Music where he was directly involved with the careers of Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and Human Nature, to name a few. Jay Dee Springbett was 36 when he was found dead in his apartment on June 30, 2011. Cause of death was not immediately released, but authorities did not suspect foul play.