The Emmy Award-winning hairstylist, who was featured on several of Williams’ “After Show” segments online, died Tuesday, outlets reported. A representative for Antwon Jackson or Williams has not confirmed.
Millions of “The Wendy Williams Show” fans woke up this morning to the sad and sudden news about the death of celebrity hairstylist Antwon Jackson.
Jackson, age 44, was affectionately crowned as Wendy Williams’ wigologist as his custom creations for her iconic looks on her show won him awards, including an Emmy. His creations also allowed Williams to give back to women whose self-esteems were affected by hair loss, health problems and life incidents with free wigs customized by Jackson to uplift the spirits of the recipients.
Jackson was also an honoree in the 2014 Black LGBTQ Power 100 powered by The G-Listed.
Jackson leaves behind a son, his fiancee Dontay Savoy of “L.A. Hair” fame and a host of family and friends. He was well-loved by TV talk show hostess Wendy Williams and the production staff of the show.
As few media reports have highlighted Jackson’s death as of press time, no cause of death has been announced. Fameolous was the first outlet to report on Jackson’s death. So far, no public announcements have been made by Williams, Savoy or anyone from “The Wendy Williams Show.”
As an admirer of Jackson’s workmanship, I declare that the entertainment and cosmetology industries lost a icon who impacted the industries.