Jackie Fargo Dead At 85

Jackie Fargo (real name Henry Faggart), who had a lot of success with NWA Mid-America and served as a mentor to Jerry Lawler, has died at the age of 85. Fargo was hospitalized last week with a heart issue.

Below are some reactions from social media:

Les Thatcher on Facebook:

RIP Jackie Fargo! Your greatness will be remembered, and the stories we all love to tell about the Fargos will continue to bring smiles to the faces of those listening. Strut on!!

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  • LeftyTosser

    RIP Jackie, you were a great influence on the mid South area of professional rasslin’. The number of careers you helped was incredible.

  • Mike Brailsford

    So will WWE be preparing a slide for later. I’m sure The King will have something to say on air too.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Jackie Fargo was one of the defining influences for wrestling here in the South. He is the reason guys like Jerry Lawler, Jerry Jarrett, Dutch Mantell, and Jimmy Hart became as big as they did. RIP.