YouTuber Jaclyn Hill’s ex-husband Jon Hill has died.
Jaclyn Hill, 32, broke the sad news on Thursday by posting a photo of her ex-husband and a statement her family wanted her to share.
It read: ‘It is with deep remorse and deep sadness that we must announce that our beloved Andrew Jonathan Hill passed away on August 10, 2022. We are all devastated by this sudden tragedy. The Hill family are asking for privacy during this openly difficult time.
Before Jaclyn shared the Hill family’s statement on her Instagram Stories, she wrote, “Jons family asked me to post this next slide.”
Jaclyn then shared a carousel of photos of her and Jon over the years and said, “I can’t believe this day has really happened. I’m so crazy right now, I don’t even know how am I going to type this. But I’m going to try… Jon, you were the kindest, most compassionate person I’ve ever known. You looked people in the eye and you really listened and you cared what they had to say. You had so much talent, you didn’t even know what to do with it.”
“You turned your pain into art and touched so many people with your honesty in your music,” she continued. “You were one of the funniest people I’ve ever met! You made everyone laugh uncontrollably and I will forever miss you.”
“I know we ended our marriage, but we never stopped loving and caring for each other,” Jaclyn added. “All I’ve ever wanted is for you to find your happiness and be free from your struggles. My heart is broken to know you’re gone but my mind knows you’re finally free. And I know that you’re up there playing drums right now, making everyone laugh. I’ll carry our memories and jokes with me for the rest of my life. Rest in peace. Love, Twix.
Jon was married to Jaclyn for nine years before divorcing in May 2018.
Following their split, Jon opened up about his battle with addiction in a January 2019 interview with Billboard and revealed how it affected his relationship with Jaclyn.
“During our third year of marriage, I got to a point where I was having seizures because I was taking so many things. I started having hives. Then it became apparent that something something was wrong,” he said.
But after getting clean, Jon said he noticed how different Jaclyn was acting.
“(Jaclyn) decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore. And that was a huge shock to me. We had been married for nine years. For some reason, I was thinking how amazing it would be to enjoy Christmas with her. while being clean. She would often say, “You don’t love me because you never want to do things with me. But that was because I had to hide (my addiction) from her all the time,” did he declare. “So when I knew there was nothing to hide, I had everything to offer her. My selfishness was gone.”
“So coming home to see all my missing stuff and not knowing who she is with… I was just devastated,” Jon continued. “Within two months, I was back on drugs.”
Although he relapsed, Jon said he was clean when he did the interview with Billboard.
His cause of death has not been revealed.