Idol Judge Found Dead

07/05/2011
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(Gibson) Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on Australian Idol, was found dead Thursday in his Sydney home, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. He was 36 years old.

Police arrived on the scene after being contacted by "concerned acquaintances," who reported that they were unable to contact him. Springbett was dead when the police arrived.

Springbett was a Sony Music A&R executive who joined the hit show in 2009, replacing the departing Kyle Sandilands. A spokesman for the show's producers said, "The Australian Idol family is deeply saddened by the passing of Jay Dee. Our thoughts are with his family and all at Sony Music." more on this story

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