What happened to Jon Hill? How did he die?

John Hill, Jaclyn Hill’s ex-husband, passed away on 10th August 2022. Jaclyn and John rose to fame via her uber-successful YouTube channel, which she launched a couple of years into their marriage. The beauty influencer announced John’s death via the following message from his family:

“It is with profound remorse and sorrow that we must report that our beloved Andrew Jonathan Hill passed away on August 10, 2022. We are all devastated by the sudden tragedy. The Hill family requests privacy during this overtly difficult time.”

Rumors claim John’s death is linked to his drug abuse struggles

John Hill’s family hasn’t released the cause of his death, only stating that his passing was a ‘sudden tragedy.’ The silence has fueled speculation about Hill’s death, with the most popular rumor claiming the death has links to John’s drug abuse struggles. 

Hill opened up about his drug use during a 2019 interview with Billboard. John said that he got hooked on pills during his late teens:

“I was at a bonfire when a friend asked him to try the prescription pills he was taking to manage the pain from his broken leg. I remember when it hit me, and was like, ‘Oh my god, this is the best feeling I have ever had.’ It’s like all my insecurities went away. I felt untouchable.”

Hill had tried to stop using drugs, but the stress of his split from Jaclyn led to a relapse. “I was just devastated. Within two months, I was back on drugs,” he said.

However, John was clean by the time he spoke to Billboard. Given the drummer’s secrecy, the status of John’s addiction struggle was unclear at the time of his death. 

In January 2021, Jaclyn raised concern for John after she tweeted: “Please send prayers to Jon Hill. He was my best friend starting at 15 years old. He has been open about his addiction and he needs your prayers.”

Drug use led to the end of John and Jaclyn’s marriage

John told Billboard he tried to hide his drug addiction from Jaclyn, but his body signaled to her that something was amiss:

“During our third year of marriage, it got to a point where I was having seizures because I was on so much stuff. I started breaking out in hives. So it became noticeable that something was wrong.”

Hill had to spend a lot of time away from Jaclyn, making her think he didn’t enjoy doing things with her. By the time he got clean, it was too late to save the marriage. “[Jaclyn] decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore. And that was a huge shock to me,” John said

Jaclyn announced the divorce via the following message: “I will always have love for him, and I am so grateful for all the good times we shared together. My heart is broken by this, but I still believe in love and believe everyone has a chance for a happy ending.”

The beauty influencer moved on with the couple’s friend Jordan Farnum, sparking speculation that she cheated on Jon. She denied the rumors, stating she and Jon had broken up mutually and decided to remain friends. 

Following Jon’s death, Jaclyn posted a heartfelt tribute to her ex-husband, praising him for his kindness, talent, and humor. She wrote:

“You made everybody laugh uncontrollably & I will forever miss that about you. I know we ended our marriage but we never stopped loving & caring for each other. All I ever wanted was for you to find happiness & be free from your struggles. My heart is broken knowing that you are gone but my spirit knows that you are finally free.”

Spread the love