New Jack died today at 58-years-old after suffering a heart attack. He left a legacy behind him and the pro wrestling world is mourning his passing tonight.
Many are speaking New Jack’s name as the news broke of his death. Many pro wrestlers are sharing tributes and fans are also flooding the Internet Wrestling Community with clips from his Dark Side Of The Ring episode.
Impact Wrestling sent out a heartfelt tribute for New Jack. They are the first pro wrestling company that we saw send out such an homage to the fallen pro wrestler.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerome “New Jack” Young. We offer our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.
Mia Yim, James Storm, Drake Maverick, and many more have sent out tributes to New Jack during this sad time. The tributes are likely to continue as more find out about this sad loss.
New Jack’s passing hit outside of the pro wrestling community as well. Popular YouTuber Justin Whang tweeted out a very personal tribute: “God damn, f*cking bummed to hear New Jack died. One of my all time favorites, as much sh*t as I always got for saying that.”
Adam Pearce wrote a very touching tribute for New Jack. He didn’t know him well, but New Jack had Pearce’s respect, “I didn’t share a ton of locker rooms with New Jack, but when I did it was never dull. I’ll always remember the first time I met him in CA. Let’s just say it was… eventful. Rest well, Jack. Godspeed.”
We will never forget the unique and entertaining man that New Jack was. Thank you for everything, and RIP.