Jam Master Jay’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 21, 1965

Death Date

October 30, 2002

Age of Death

37 years

Cause of Death



Music Producer

The music producer Jam Master died at the age of 37. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Born Jason Mizell, he was known as the DJ and producer of the influential 1980s hip-hop group Run-D.M.C.

He fathered three sons with wife Terri Corley-Mizell.



“At the beginning, it was me, Run and D, but D’s voice is messed up.” (Jam Master Jay)


“Going to your set with the headphones on in the middle of the night so that your parents don’t know what you’re doing when you’re supposed to be asleep is great. I was rocking the bedroom. That was so much more fun when I got the 1200s.” (Jam Master Jay)


“Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn’t know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn’t know what they were talking about it.” (Jam Master Jay)


“Then I just moved into being a DJ when that turned into the hottest thing.” (Jam Master Jay)


“You really need to be on the edge and you have to keep your eyes open.” (Jam Master Jay)