Former Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett has been found dead in a Sydney hotel in what police say isn’t a suspicious case.
The 36 year old featured on the seventh and final season of the show as a last minute replacement for sacked judge Kyle Sandilands, who was forced to leave his role after a controversial radio stunt involving a young girl hooked to a lie detector and asked about inappropriate questions.
Described as boring, Springbett stood by his morals.
“I’m not here to be a clown. I’m here to unearth talent.” the Sony Records senior director said at the time.
To the news, former host Andrew Gunsberg tweeted;
“I’m completely sidelined by the news of Jay Dee Springbett’s death,”
The investigation continues.
Source: TV Tonight