Jackie Fargo has passed away at the age of 85. Fargo was found unconscious in his North Carolina home and rushed to the hospital last week, where he remained in critical condition. The Memphis legend was battling congenital heart disease for some time and at the time he was hospitalized, only 15% of his heart was working.

On behalf of all of us here on the website, I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Fargo…

WWE announcer Jerry Lawler tweeted the following today…

My friend, father-figure and mentor, Jackie Fargo died this morning. He was the best! pic.twitter.com/1YL56czzCz

Without the Fabulous Jackie Fargo, there would never have been a King Jerry Lawler. RIP Jackie. pic.twitter.com/29C9bEg06z