The way they were: YouTube makeup influencer Jaclyn Hill announced Thursday that her ex-husband Jon Hill has died at the age of just 33

YouTube star Jaclyn Hill announces ex-husband Jon has died in ‘sudden tragedy’ at just 33

YouTube makeup influencer Jaclyn Hill announced Thursday that her ex-husband Jon Hill has died at the age of 33.

She did not specify a cause of death but referred to a ‘sudden tragedy’ and wrote: ‘The Hill family request privacy during this overtly difficult time.’

Jaclyn and Jon were married from 2009 to 2018, and after their divorce he cited his struggles with addiction as one of the problems in their relationship.

The way they were: YouTube makeup influencer Jaclyn Hill announced Thursday that her ex-husband Jon Hill has died at the age of just 33

She announced his death on her Insta Stories, first posting an upload that read: ‘I was asked by Jons family to post this next slide…’

The following slide read: ‘It is with profound remorse and sorrow that we must report that our beloved Andrew Jonathan Hill passed away on August 10, 2022.’

Jon’s family added: ‘We are all devastated by the sudden tragedy. The Hill family request privacy during this overtly difficult time. VR, Hill Family.’

News of his death comes the month after Jaclyn shared on Instagram that her ex-husband ‘has not been doing well for a very long time. He hasn’t had a phone in months & no one has contact with him.’

Dearly departed: She did not specify a cause of death but referred to a 'sudden tragedy' and wrote: 'The Hill family request privacy during this overtly difficult time'

Dearly departed: She did not specify a cause of death but referred to a ‘sudden tragedy’ and wrote: ‘The Hill family request privacy during this overtly difficult time’

Jon, a rock drummer, used to frequently appear on Jaclyn’s wildly popular YouTube channel, which she launched two years after they got married.

By 2017 her channel had become so successful that Kim Kardashian appeared with Jaclyn in a makeup tutorial that has racked up over 10 million views.

The following year, Jaclyn announced that her marriage to Jon had fallen apart, saying on YouTube: ‘As a friend, like we work so well, but as husband and wife and as partners in life, it’s just – it’s not there. It does not work.’

She reflected that ‘sometimes you have to let people go, no matter how much you love them, or no matter how much you’re just like addicted to them, or how comfortable they are, you know. It’s like sometimes you have to love yourself enough to let that go, even if it means you cry yourself to sleep for six months or a year.’ 

History: Jaclyn and Jon were married from 2009 to 2018, and after their divorce he cited his struggles with addiction as one of the problems in their relationship

History: Jaclyn and Jon were married from 2009 to 2018, and after their divorce he cited his struggles with addiction as one of the problems in their relationship

Shortly after her split from Jon, Jaclyn began dating their acquaintance Jordan Farnum, whom she eventually got engaged to in December 2021.

A couple of years ago, she was forced to deny a swirl of rumors that she had been unfaithful to Jon with Jordan.

‘I understand why, though, I do,’ she said on YouTube. ‘That’s the thing is I understand why people assume that I cheated because Jordan and I got together so quickly. It was like: “Bye! Onto the next!”‘ 

Jon gave an interview in 2019 where he candidly discussed his addiction struggles, which dated back to his high school years and stretched through his marriage.

Candor: Jon gave an interview in 2019 where he candidly discussed his addiction struggles, which dated back to his high school years and stretched through his marriage

Candor: Jon gave an interview in 2019 where he candidly discussed his addiction struggles, which dated back to his high school years and stretched through his marriage

‘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,’ he told Billboard.

Jon went to rehab in 2017 and emerged sober, armed with a form of ‘confidence’ that led him to believe that ‘I could do anything.’

However Jaclyn then ‘decided she didn’t want to be with me anymore,’ which ‘was a huge shock to me’ as he had been ‘thinking about how amazing it would be to enjoy Christmas with her while being clean’ after his stint in treatment.

‘She often said: “You don’t love me because you never want to do things with me.” But it was because I kept having to hide [my addiction] from her all the time.’ 

Split: Jaclyn said of their marriage: 'As a friend, like we work so well, but as husband and wife and as partners in life, it's just - it's not there'

Split: Jaclyn said of their marriage: ‘As a friend, like we work so well, but as husband and wife and as partners in life, it’s just – it’s not there’

He was so ‘devastated’ and ‘heartbroken’ by the split that ‘Within two months, I was back on drugs’ and ultimately his ‘dad was the one who saved my life.’

Jon said his father ‘found out I overdosed and that the people I was around stole thousands of dollars from me. So my dad called me in the middle of the night when I was in withdrawal, but I was definitely coherent enough to tell him everything.’

He shared: ‘The next day, I snapped out of that vulnerable phase and told my dad I was fine – but he was already on the plane to pick me up.’

Jon reentered rehab and was sober at the time of the Billboard interview, where he noted: ‘People always say staying clean is harder than getting clean.’

Turbulent time: Jon was so 'devastated' and 'heartbroken' by the split that 'Within two months, I was back on drugs' and ultimately his 'dad was the one who saved my life'

Turbulent time: Jon was so ‘devastated’ and ‘heartbroken’ by the split that ‘Within two months, I was back on drugs’ and ultimately his ‘dad was the one who saved my life’

 

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