It is being reported that New Jack, real name Jerome Young, has died aged 58.
Pro Wrestling Insider have reported that he died following a heart attack.
The start of their statement reads as follows:
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.
Tributes are starting roll in as you would expect, in particular from fellow ECW legend Tommy Dreamer.
There will no doubt be plenty more to follow on this in the coming days, but for now we would like to send our sincere condolences to his friends, family, and extended wrestling network.