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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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