Jay Dee Springbett

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Jay Dee Springbett (1975 – 30 June 2011) was a British-born record executive who appeared as a judge on the singing competition Australian Idol during the show's seventh season in 2009. Springbett was one of three judges, along with Ian Dickson and Marcia Hines.[1][2]


Springbett, an executive with Sony Music Entertainment in Britain, moved from his native United Kingdom to Australia in 2004.[1] He worked in the artists and repertoire department at Sony Music Australia.[1] He helped launch or manage the careers of well-known Sony artists and pop singers, including Jessica Mauboy and Human Nature.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2010 Springbett split from his fiancee with whom he had two daughters.[1][2]


On 30 June 2011, Springbett was found dead at his apartment in Woolloomooloo in non-suspicious circumstances.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Gardiner, Stephenie (2011-07-01). "Former Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett found dead". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Byrnes, Holly (2011-07-02). "Idol judge Jay Dee Springbett dies after painful break-up". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2011-07-11.