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2Pac's Producer Kills Self In Jail

10/5/2008 9:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A DUI bust may have triggered the suicide of a big time hip-hop producer.

Johnny Jackson, aka Johnny J -- famous for such albums as Tupac Shakur's "All Eyez on Me" -- was in L.A. County Jail after getting arrested for DUI. Authorities say he took his own life by jumping off a tier in the jail.

Johnny J also produced the epic jam "Knockin' Boots" by Candyman.

He leaves a wife and two children. He was 39 years old.

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JolieIsFake    

Good, one less....................................

2020 days ago
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HobosAteMyChicken    

That's messed up.
Whatever opinion you have on a person or their lifestyle doesn't change the fact that someone took their life.
Sure its a selfish thing to do but still.

2020 days ago
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DaveRog    

39 married with 2 kids and took his by jumping over a rail - all over a DUI bust?

Something not right here.

2020 days ago
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Code3Patriot    

As a deputy sheriff I frequently work overtime in my county's jail, in custody suicides are fairly common but I've never heard of someone locked up on a DUI taking their own life. This fella either had mental issues or was being pressured by other inmates to do something he didn't want to do. Since he jumped off a tier it sounds like he wasn't in booking, most likely it was a living area where inmates live during their court process or while serving county jail time after being sentenced.

2020 days ago
5.

Crackhead    

See ya.

2020 days ago
6.

arte help    

Ha Ha!!!

2020 days ago
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That explains things!    

WoW.

2020 days ago
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huh?    

why are they holding stars?

2020 days ago
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rob reid    

Jumped off a tier and killed himself???

I have some swamp land in Florida for anyone who believes that.

2020 days ago
10.

Melissa    

This culture seems to take a lot of lives. Long live Hip Hop.

2020 days ago
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Melissa    

MBNA paid for it.

2020 days ago
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paris hilton    

REST N PEACE JOHNNY J!!!!! TELL 2 PAC IMMA SEE HIM WHEN I GET THERE!!!!

2020 days ago
13.

DJ DJ DJ    

R.I.P JOHNNY

ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED PRODUCERS OF ALL TIME.

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY

2020 days ago
14.

Biff    

Jumped Ya Right, more like got thrown off....

2020 days ago
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8ball    

very,,,very,,,very sad. what a waste. poor wife and kids. o-well,,,life goes on. god bless him.

2020 days ago
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