Tom Joyner Obituary – Death: Jaws’ First AD & Frank Capra Cause Of Death
A recent death hoax circulating online has caused confusion regarding the status of radio host Tom Joyner. A website reported the death of an assistant director with the same name, which led to netizens mistaking him for the famous radio personality. However, Tom Joyner, aged 73, is alive and well.
The real Tom Joyner’s fans were relieved to discover that he was not the one who had passed away. Deadline reported that the assistant director Tom Joyner had died on February 22 at the age of 79, after a long battle with heart disease and cancer. He was a production manager and assistant director who had worked on several notable films, including “Jaws” (1975), “The Blues Brothers” (1980), and “Predator 2” (1990). In 1999, he received the DGA’s Frank Capra Achievement Award in recognition of his professional accomplishments.
Many people were shocked to learn about the assistant director’s death and tweeted about it, not knowing that there were two Tom Joyners. Some demanded that the website that published the article about the “white man” Tom Joyner’s death should clarify his identity. They were concerned that the confusion might upset the other Joyner’s fans.
The black American community was particularly shocked when they thought it was their beloved radio host who had died. Fans were emotional on Twitter when they discovered that the ex-musician was alive. They also offered their condolences to the family of the assistant director Tom Joyner who had passed away.