‘Blackjack’ Jack Lanza Passes Away Aged 86

6 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

‘Blackjack’ Jack Lanza Passes Away Aged 86

We are saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer ‘Blackjack’ Jack Lanza has passed away at the age of 86.

Jim Ross confirmed Lanza’s passing on Twitter, writing:

“Just heard from old, Winnipeg friend Bob Holliday that Jack Lanza has passed away at the age of 86. Jack was our lead agent during the Attitude Era. Helluva hand.”

Lanza is best known for wrestling alongside Blackjack Mulligan as The Blackjacks. The duo won a number of championships together, including the WWWF Tag Team Championship in 1975.

Lanza stepped away from the ring in 1985, before returning to the WWF as a backstage producer. The Blackjacks were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

Vince McMahon has paid tribute to Lanza, taking to Twitter to write:

“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.”

We send our condolences to the friends and family of ‘Blackjack’ Jack Lanza.

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