Original MTV veejay J.J. Jackson has died at the age of 62. He had a heart attack. I'm one who grew up with MTV -- I first saw it when I was 11, about a year after it started -- and I well recall Jackson, along with Martha Quinn, Adam Curry, Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman. There really was a time when MTV was pretty friggin' cool, and J.J. Jackson was a big part of that.
(via Darth Swank, who had his own drive-by of the Grim Reaper yesterday.)