New Jack sadly passed away on Friday night. He was a complicated, yet treasured part of the pro wrestling community. His family has felt the outpouring of love from the pro wrestling community, They could still use as much help as they can get.

The legendary hardcore wrestler’s passing was sudden. He died from a heart attack and his wife has released a statement to thank those who have reached out already.

For all the outpouring of love from family, friends, and fans- I’m totally blown away. Jerome was not only my husband, he was my best friend and I’m completely gutted. He loved a lot of you very much, and you’ll never know how much I appreciate the love. I can’t really respond too much right now because I’m completely broken. I’m trying to help kids through this but I don’t even know what I’m doing. But for those of yall ordering books today and seriously asking if they’re autographed, please request a refund and as my daughter so eloquently put it, go stick your face in a lawnmower.

A GoFundMe has been opened for New Jack’s family. The goal is $50,000 and it was just created a few hours ago. You can get more information on that here.


New Jack’s passing caused an outpouring of responses throughout the pro wrestling world. You can click here to read some of the early reactions.

Nothing will ever bring New Jack back, but hopefully the pro wrestling world will be able to help out his family in their time of need.

Felix Upton

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