The new Jack dies at the age of 58; it has memorable legends that the fighting world remembers
The pro-combat world has lost one of its most evil characters. New Jack (real name Jerome Young) died on Friday. He was 58 years old.
The death of the young man was confirmed on his Facebook page. He is said to have suffered a heart attack in his hometown of North Carolina.
The character’s name was a gesture from the 1991 film “New Jack City”. Extreme violence and anti-trafficking behavior became Jack’s signatures when he moved to the ECW in the mid-90s. A brief version of the massacre: he was arrested twice after cutting opponents in matches and nearly killed an opponent when he threw himself over the scaffolding ring.
These events were reported in the 2020 section Vice’s “Dark Side of the Ring” documentary series.
Here is a short video and still New Jack, a collection of what New Jack did. (CAUTION: FORWARD GRAPHIC IMAGES AND COMMON LANGUAGE.)
RIP #NewJack . Endless charisma. One of the best promotions of all time. And completely fearless. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve listened to in the filming interviews I’ve heard over the years, maybe just to Cornette. pic.twitter.com/jR8hoOH0vN
– Steve Vineyards (@stevevineis) May 15, 2021
Young people had a lasting impact on the game, as evidenced by some notable memories that came to Twitter:
Fearless and passionate interpretation. My condolences and prayers to the New Jack family. #RIPNewJack
– taz (@OfficialTAZ) May 15, 2021
I shared some locker rooms with New Jack. He was always very cool and respectful to me. You don’t know how grateful I was for that !! Really saddened to learn of his past. His family, friends, all his loved ones sending my prayers, love and strength. #RIPNewJack
– Mickie James ~ Aldis (@MickieJames) May 15, 2021
I just landed in Baltimore and heard the news of the new Jack. He was wearing a face mask that I had just seen at the airport last Sunday, Jack said new and he stopped and we chatted for about 45 minutes. Never take a day off
– Cowboy (@JamesStormBrand) May 14, 2021