Über die Ursachen kann momentan nur spekuliert werden. Seine Eltern fanden ihn am 5. Juni 2009 in seiner frisch bezogenen Wohnung. Vermutlich ist er unglücklich mit dem Kopf auf den Betonboden gestürzt. Näheres werden aber erst Ermittlungen ergeben, die sich vermutlich noch Wochen hinziehen werden.
Sein Label veröffentlichte folgendes Statement:
"Jeff was only one of two people we have ever signed from an unsolicited demo tape. We get hundreds and hundreds of tapes, and for us to have been so captivated by him is pretty impressive. He was a terrific songwriter with beautiful melodies. The icing on the cake was his incredible voice. He didn't so much have a falsetto as he had a very feminine singing voice. He was really excited and we were starting to talk about his fourth album. He was a super fun guy, a really good person and a good friend. His overwhelming characteristic was that he was really funny and very much into sports. He could talk about the Green Bay Packers for hours."