Jody Troup was the son of Bobby Troup, a famous jazz composer and musician, and Julie London, a popular singer and actress. He was born on May 28, 1963, in Los Angeles, California. He had a twin brother, Reese Troup, and a sister, Kelly Troup. He also had two half-sisters, Cynthia and Ronne Troup, from his father’s previous marriage.
Early Life and Family
Jody Troup grew up in a musical family. His father was best known for writing the song “Route 66” and his mother was a successful vocalist who recorded over 30 albums. His parents also starred together in the TV show “Emergency!” from 1972 to 1979, where his father played a doctor and his mother played a nurse.
Jody Troup inherited his parents’ talent and passion for music. He learned to play the piano and guitar at a young age and performed with his family on various occasions. He also developed an interest in photography and filmmaking.
Substance Abuse and Health Issues
Jody Troup struggled with substance abuse throughout his life. He started using drugs and alcohol as a teenager and became addicted to heroin in his twenties. He tried to quit several times but always relapsed. He also suffered from depression and anxiety.
Jody Troup’s substance abuse took a toll on his health. He developed hepatitis C, a liver disease caused by a viral infection, from sharing needles with other drug users. He also had diabetes, a chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels.
Death and Legacy
Jody Troup died on June 10, 2010, at the age of 47, in Los Angeles, California. The cause of death was a combination of substance abuse and underlying health issues. He was cremated and his ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.
Jody Troup left behind his twin brother, Reese Troup, who is also a musician and photographer. His sister, Kelly Troup, died in 2002 from complications of lupus, an autoimmune disease. His half-sisters, Cynthia and Ronne Troup, are both actresses and writers.
Jody Troup is remembered as a talented musician and a loving son, brother, and uncle. He is also honored for his courage and honesty in sharing his struggles with addiction and mental illness. He hoped that his story would help others who are going through similar challenges.