Former ECW Extremist ‘New Jack’ Jerome Young died today at the age of 58. He was best known for his three ECW Tag Team Championship runs with Mustafa Saeed (2) and John Kronus.
According to reports from the PWInsider, Jerome Young passed away after he suffered a heart attack in North Carolina, where he was living in the recent days which was confirmed by his wife Jennifer. The news could also be confirmed from his Facebook Official Page.
Pro Wrestling Legend New Jack Passes Away
Jerome Young wrestled in so many Independent Promotions and won so many different championships all over the United States of America. But he was most famous for six years long run in the Extreme Championship Wrestling.
After ECW declared their bankruptcy, Jack went to the Independent Circuit where he won several championships. He kept working all over in the indies for quite a long time. He made some sporadic appearances in the Total Nonstop Wrestling as well.
Jack took a break from professional wrestling in 2012 and he returning to pro wrestling in 2016 again. He had been wrestling since then before his sad demise.
Wrestling legends and promotions paid tribute to the professional wrestling legend.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Jerome Young, known in ECW as New Jack, passed away today at the age of 58.
“WWE extends its condolences to Young’s family and friends.” – Tweeted by WWE.
AEW wrote the following on tweeter on the sad demise of New Jack; “AEW and the wrestling world mourn the passing of ECW Legend “New Jack” Jerome Young. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.”
Impact Wrestling also paid tribute to wrestling legend on Twitter by saying; “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jerome “New Jack” Young. We offer our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.”
Team Sportzwiki is deeply saddened by the shocking demise of Jerome Young and we pray to the almighty that his mighty rests in peace.