New Jack passed away after suffering from a heart attack, and the pro wrestling world mourned his loss. He was a complicated man and his son, drag queen Washington Heights, can attest to that.
It was widely reported that New Jack cut his son out of his life after he became a drag queen. Washington Heights had a very complicated relationship with his father. He commented on Twitter to express regret about how things ended.
Kinda in my feelings. Some of my siblings had a relationship with our dad but one of my memories will be I’m blocked on most of his social media. I don’t regret anything I’ve said or done, I just hate how things ended.
In a November 2020 interview with Wrestling Inc, Washington Weights further explained the complicated relationship he had with his father. They did communicate, to a certain extent, but it was never directly.
“I have not heard from him directly, but I have heard things that he’s had to say about what I’ve allegedly put on the internet. I know he reached out to my sister and had some not nice things to say to her about me, and then I found out that Vice reached out to him for a comment on the article. And he watered down everything that he said, and there’s been a couple of Instagram accounts who posted things and tagged him in it.”
“And he said something like, ‘don’t tag me in this silly sh*t.’ Like I said in the article, I wanted to get a reaction out of him, and I wanted to see if we could possibly, best case scenario, talk things out [and] work on our relationship, but from the Facebook Live that he did.”
Our thoughts are with New Jack’s family and friends during this sad time. New Jack’s family also set up a GoFundMe that has raised over $11,000 toward their $50,000 goal.
New Jack gave his all to the pro wrestling business. His passing was sudden and very sad, especially knowing how he left such unfinished business he left in his personal life. RIP.