On September 4, 2015, KMS California USA posted to their Facebook page:

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of our founder, Jamey Mazzotta’s recent passing. Jamey, a biochemist, was a pioneer in the professional beauty industry. He applied his revolutionary research in the study of hair to create iconic, breakthrough products and launched the careers of many of today’s industry leaders and successful distributors. Jamey will be dearly missed by all of us who will strive to carry on his incredible legacy.

The response on Facebook was an outpouring of sympathy for the family and love for the man:

Angie Dickinson This is so sad. KMS was the start of my education career 16 years ago. I met Jamey on a few occasions. He was a great man who did wonders for our industry. Light and love to his family.

Bz Brit Very sorry to hear the passing of a pioneer in our industry, condolences to all close to him, RIP Jamey

Barbara Couts Evans Peace from our family to his

Kurt Douglas Kueffner My condolences to all. He was a great man and a true inspiration.

Sherry Kudren Again... Heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends! Jamey and KMS changed my life!

Cheryl Caltreidar Feel so sad, this was my first job in the beauty industry. He will be missed dearly:(

Gregory D Silverman Rest in peace, a wonderful human being and friend.

Eileen Simoncini I learned so much from this man. I began my career with KMS and I am so proud of that. I still use what I've learned til this day. This is a sad day for our industry. My condolences to his family.

Ann Mincey Prayers for the family and the family of KMS. Peace to all.

Kevin Palmquist That is so sad. He was a great guy and always treated me so well. He will be missed.

Ramona Potts Oh no. So sorry to hear that he was great to work for very nice and respectful.Pioneer in the industry.Sad loss.

Nikos Peratitis God bless you! You gave us a lot to remember!

Deborah Borza Pequeno He was a every smart ma/ mentor and had one hell of a concept

Pietro D'Aquila It was great to work for a gentlemen

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