Wrestling-News.Net are sad to report that WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Lanza (real name John Lanza), best known for his work with the American Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Association, and the World Wide Wrestling Federation, as well as being the lead agent during the WWF Attitude Era, has passed away at the age of 86.

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon addressed the passing of Lanza on his official Twitter account writing, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Jack Lanza. He was a man’s man, respected and beloved by all. He worked for and loved WWE for many years. His loyalty and dedication will never be forgotten.”