DC Young Fly Posts Heartfelt Tribute to Partner Jacky Oh a Year After Her Death: 'I Love You Mama'

Jacky Oh died at age 33 from surgery complications in May 2023

<p> Aaron J. Thornton/Getty</p> Jacky Oh and DC Young Fly

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Jacky Oh and DC Young Fly

DC Young Fly is reflecting on the past year since losing his late partner Jacky Oh.

On Friday, May 31, the Wild N’ Out star, 32, posted an emotional tribute to Jacky on the first anniversary of her unexpected death.

Sharing a photo of the pair together on Instagram, he wrote, “🤎🤎#ThisS---ForEver 1 year already 😞 s--- feel like yesterday!!! Being frustrated ain’t gon work cause it’s gon make you more frustrated … you jus gotta keep GOD first and just stay positive and not lose focus … cause this s--- will have you all over the place …”

“#NotAPostImTrynaGetUseTo … jus wanna kiss yo dam faceee, I love u mama🤎🤎,” DC Young Fly, whose real name is John Whitfield, concluded.

<p>Paras Griffin/Getty</p> DC Young Fly posted a tribute to late partner Jacky on the first anniversary of her death on May 31

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DC Young Fly posted a tribute to late partner Jacky on the first anniversary of her death on May 31

Related: Jacky Oh's Death from Cosmetic Surgery Complications Ruled Accidental, Doctor Won’t Face Charges

Jacky Oh died at age 33 after complications from cosmetic surgery in Miami on May 31, 2023. TMZ was first to report the news.

A BET Media Group spokesperson shared in a statement to PEOPLE at the time: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jacklyn Smith, known to the world as Jacky Oh, a talented Wild 'N Out family member whose impact will be forever treasured and missed.”

Her death was officially ruled as accidental by the Medical Examiner’s Office in October 2023. The Miami Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE at the time that there would not be a criminal investigation into her death following the ruling.

Whitfield and Jacky Oh met in 2015 while appearing on the show Wild 'N Out together and shared three children: Nova, Nala and Prince.

In his first post on social media after her death, Whitfield wrote, in part,: "You are the GREATEST MOTHER I KNOW your soul was beautiful. Yu always wanted the best for others and I admired how our family love each other!!! Never had to worry about our kids loving each other cause you were on top of Dat!!! You kno we GOD fearing and we are grounded by the spirit."

<p>Paras Griffin/Getty Images</p> Jacky Oh died from surgery complications in May 2023

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Jacky Oh died from surgery complications in May 2023

Related: Jacky Oh's Partner DC Young Fly 'Scared Myself' When He Became 'Numb' After She Died (Exclusive)

While appearing on Tamron Hall in December 2023, Whitfield opened up about his reaction to losing Jacky and how it’s been “different” to his grief over other family members.

“I’d had been through so much loss. Emotionally, I’m numb to death, because I’m used to it,” he explained.

“With my cousin, I was angry, when my father died, I was at peace. When my best friend died, I was confused. Now, when my girl died, I'm shocked,” he continued. “And who is this for? Who do I talk to? Because this not only affects me, it affects my children. They have [gone] through something that I ain’t even been through.”

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Whitfield also shared how his children have been coping with the loss of their mother. “I hear my older daughter, Nova, she [says], 'Oh, I heard auntie in there crying. I told her, 'Daddy said stop crying. We supposed to be strong. We're gonna be alright,’” he said. “That’s the [Holy] Spirit letting me know that they’re on their way. They’re built for it, it’s gonna be hard but they’re built for it.”

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