As we feared, we discovered the news that the man who was being reported killed along with four others who were are in critical condition following a multi-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike overnight, is James ‘Jimmy Mack’ McNair.
Police identified McNair, 63, of Peekskill, N.Y., as the first victim from the crash, which involved two tractor trailers, an SUV, two cars and a limo van that was carrying comedians Tracy Morgan, Harris Stanton and Ardie Fuqua.
McNair, a close comedy friend of Morgan’s, was more commonly known to comedians, comedy fans and churchgoers as “Jimmy Mack” regularly hosted The Original Uncle Jimmy Mack’s Amateur Hour.
Here is a clip of Jimmy Mack from 2010 called “Hood to the Good Part 1.” Roll it.
Our prayers are with him and his family.