Jacky Oh, Reality Star, Dead At 32

Jacky Oh, a Wild'N Out improv performer for years, passed away at 32.

By Sean Thiessen | Published

Jacklyn Smith, better known as Ms. Jacky Oh, a former cast member of the series Wild ‘N Out, has died at age 32. Deadline reported that the mother of three was found unresponsive in her hotel in Miami after undergoing cosmetic surgery. Medical professionals and the Miami police are investigating the cause and circumstances of Jacky Oh’s death.

On Wednesday, May 31, Miami Fire and Rescue received a call from Jacky Oh’s hotel about an unresponsive woman. They arrived just before 10 p.m. Jacky Oh was rushed to the hospital, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

Jacky Oh, was a popular social media influencer with over 1 million followers on Instagram. The performer gained popularity on the improv comedy game show Wild ‘N Out, hosted by Nick Cannon.

Jacky Oh was invited by Cannon to audition for the show’s sixth season, which aired in 2014 on MTV. She brought energy and beauty to the program, and eventually became the show’s resident mother, with cast members often making references to her children with fellow cast member DC Young Fly.

The show shared a message of condolence from the BET Media Group on Instagram: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jacklyn Smith, known to the world as Jacky Oh, a talented Wild ‘N Out family member whose impact will be forever treasured and missed.

“Jacky Oh was a loving friend and beloved colleague of the Wild ‘N Out cast throughout five seasons. More importantly, she was a tremendous mother to three beautiful children.”

It was during her five-season run on the MTV series that she met her romantic partner, DC Young Fly. The couple’s first daughter, Nova, was born in 2016 and dubbed the first Wild ‘N Out baby. Nova was followed by Nala and Prince.

DC Young Fly and Jacky Oh on Wild’N Out

Since then, Jacky Oh has starred in films Switched at Love, Scheme Queens, and Clout. In 2019, she released her J. Nova Collection of ultra-glossy lipgloss after receiving several messages from fans asking about her makeup. Jacky Oh later expanded the line to include other makeup products and cute fashion accessories. She was reportedly working as a realtor at the time of her passing, with links to her services in both industries in her Instagram bio.

Jacky Oh was in Miami for cosmetic surgery. The entertainer was reportedly in town for a “mommy makeover”, a series of procedures common for mothers that mitigate bodily transformations that take place after childbirth. The procedures usually include a tummy tuck and breast augmentation; the extent of Jacky Oh’s procedures has not been made public.

An active Instagram user, Jacky Oh was well known for her bodacious fashion and bold makeup looks. Her glamorous looks and lifestyle represented a unique and beautiful taste that remained accessible and down to Earth.

On social media, fans have shown an outpouring of support for Jacky Oh and her family. Comments on the influencer’s Instagram posts are flooded with condolences for the family and mourning over the internet-age icon. Celebrities like Cardi B were among those who expressed their sorrow over the loss of this mother, partner, and friend.

The passing of Jacky Oh is a devastating and unexpected celebrity death. The world is saying goodbye to an entertainer, entrepreneur, and matriarch of a young family. Hopefully, more details will provide closure as the investigation of her death’s circumstances continues to illuminate the situation.