Aston Merrygold pays tribute to ‘original JLS member’ who has died at the age of just 35
Aston Merrygold has paid tribute to an ‘original JLS member’ who died at the age of just 35 on Monday.
The singer, 35, took to Instagram to share a touching heartfelt message after backing dancer Jack Pointer Mackenzie tragically passed away.
His cause of death remains unknown.
The talented dancer toured with the pop group throughout their career from 2009 until 2021, after they shot to fame on the X Factor.
Aston, who recently revealed he and his wife Sarah Louise are expecting a third child, penned: ‘RIP captain. Original JLS team member!’
Tragic: Aston Merrygold, 35, (pictured in March) has paid tribute to an ‘original JLS member’ who died at the age of just 35 on Monday
Awful: Talented backing dancer Jack Pointer Mackenzie (pictured) toured with the pop group throughout their career from 2009 until 2021, after they shot to fame on the X Factor
Sad news: Aston (left with bandmates Oritse Williams, Marvin Humes and JB Gill in 2021) took to Instagram to share a touching heartfelt message after Jack tragically passed away
The father-of-two also shared a throwback video of Jack dancing on stage with the band.
He penned: ‘Captain Jack always with the vibe from 2009 and beyond!!
‘A phenomenal team member!’
Bandmates Marvin Humes, 38, Ortise Williams, 36, and JB Gill, 36, also paid their respects from their group JLS Instagram account.
Sharing the same post, it wrote: ‘RIP to Captain Jack… a day one JLS dancer.’
Jack has worked with a number of A-list stars throughout his career, with the likes of Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello and Hozier.
Before Jack’s career really kicked off with the JLS band, he appeared on X Factor, Alan Carr and The Graham Norton Show.
In 2016, the dancer was asked to choreograph JLS’ UK tour which saw him travel with the group for two months.
Tribute: Aston also shared a throwback video of Jack dancing on stage with the band
And even now, the choreography he made seven years ago, is still being used in some parts of the bands performances today.
The sad news comes after Aston, who already has two sons Grayson, five, and Macaulay, three with Sarah, announced last week that she is pregnant.
The singer took to social media to share a sweet video montage showing Grayson and Macaulay finding out they are set to be brothers while also showing their scan and positive pregnancy test.
A sweet clip then showed the boys kissing an ultrasound image and then cheering about the happy news with their mum and dad, who wed in September last year.
Yay! Aston and his wife Sarah Louise announced last week that they are expecting their third child
Sweet: The JLS star and Sarah Louise already share their two sons, Grayson, five, and Macaulay, three
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