“The Fabulous” Jackie Fargo passed away Monday morning at age 82. The wrestling legend had been hospitalized in critical condition for over a week after being found unconscious at his home.
Jackie Fargo’s bio at MemphisWrestlingHistory.com:
As much as Jerry Lawler was the city’s most important wrestler, Jackie Fargo was probably it’s most loved. He was the soul of Memphis Wrestling because of his 1960s and early 1970s run here. The majority of the success of the Fabulous Ones angle that was started in 1982 was because of the support Jackie gave the whole thing. Truly a Memphis Legend.
What Jerry “The King” Lawler said this morning:
In the film Memphis Heat, Jim Blake explains Jackie Fargo’s magic: