Jerome Young, better known to professional wrestling fans as the ECW veteran New Jack, passed away earlier this afternoon following a heart attack in North Carolina, where he had resided in recent years, according to a report from Mike Johnson of

During his career, Young held several titles, most notably as a three-time ECW World Tag Team Champion, twice with Mustafa Saed and once with John Kronus, while he also held the Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Championships on one occasion alongside Mustafa Saed.

On behalf of everyone associated with Wrestling-News.Net, we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Jerome ‘New Jack’ Young.