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ECW Star New Jack’s Cause of Death Reported Immediately


American professional wrestler & TV Personality Jerome Young, (New Jack’s) cause of death was clarified after WWE host Matt Camp announced he passed away on May 14, 202, at 58. Rest in power.

Jerome Young, well-known by his stage name New Jack is remembered with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he became infamous for his willingness to take dangerous bumps and his hardcore wrestling style, often taking high risks and “shooting” on players.

New Jack's cause of death was just like his father; when Jerome Young was just five, his father died of a heart attack
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Describing his childhood as tumultuous, ECW star was born on January 3, 1963, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was involved in a tragic story when he was only five; New Jack and his siblings witnessed his dad stab their mom multiple times due to cheating on him with other men. When his mother decided to leave along with Young five months later, the father shot her in the leg.

He is also known as the only wrestler to have had his theme song (“Natural Born Killaz” by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre) during his matches in ECW.

Matt Camp wrote, “One of the people who captivated me just because of how unique he was in everything he did from his entrance to his matches to his promos was New Jack. Hearing Ice Cube and Dr. Dre throughout an entire match was the perfect soundtrack for mayhem. RIP”

Obituary: New Jack’s Cause of Death Reported as Heart Attack

According to Wikipedia, New Jack’s cause of death was just like his father; when Jerome Young was just five, his father died of a heart attack.

PWInsider also confirmed the heartbreaking news, writing, “PWInsider.com is extremely sad to report that Jerome “New Jack” Young passed away earlier this afternoon following a heart attack in North Carolina, where he had lived in recent years.  PWInsider.com was informed by Young’s wife Jennifer of his passing. Young was 58 at the time of his passing.”

Celebrities’ death news undoubtly breaks many fans’ hearts; however, they kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts and minds even after passing.

US day News offers deepest sympathies for New Jack’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these hard days. You can kindly leave a condolence message in the comment section to honor the star.

Jerome Young, (New Jack's) cause of death was clarified
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In the professional wrestling world, Young was one of the most controversial wrestlers. However, he was additionally one of the more powerful and charismatic faces over the years.  

Film New Jack City caused once Young imagined fans chanting it while he was in the ring and later inspired his name The New Jack.

New Jack founded The Gangstas with Mustafa for a break in Smoky Mountain Wrestling that put the pair, authorized by Jack’s incredible, exciting interviews, on the map, leading to the team headlining against everyone.

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Reactions to Death of New Jack

Soon after the sad news of New Jack’s passing was reported, many of his friends and fans showed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes and the wrestler’s photos and videos.

A user wrote, “Oh f*ck New Jack died. Glad he got his story out there in season 2 of Dark Side of The Ring little under 2 years ago now before he passed away.”

WWE Analyst Ryan Satin said, “According to PWInsider, ECW star New Jack has passed away at the age of 58 years old after suffering a heart attack.”

Jerome Young, (New Jack's) cause of death was clarified
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Someone tweeted, “Love him or hate him, he made his impact on the #prowrestling industry. #RIP #NewJack

Also, Mia Yim, James Storm, Drake Maverick, and many pro wrestlers have shared their tributes to New Jack.

Popular YouTuber Justin Whang reacted to the news on Twitter, writing, “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 tweeted a beautiful tribute. He didn’t know him closely, although 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.”

 Jerome Young, (New Jack's) cause of death was clarified
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More about New Jack’s Biography: Wife, Story of Forehead

New Jack’s life and career were chronicled throughout the second season of Dark Side of the Ring; he additionally played a great role in the Barry Blaustein documentary Beyond the Mat back in 1999.

Appearing at Heat Wave, Angel stapled him with his staple gun in the forehead until Nova and Chris Chetti made the save and defeated Da Baldies in a tag team match.

His wife’s name is Jennifer Young and he had no children.

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