'Mean' Gene Okerlund Dead: WWE Hall Of Famer Passes Away At 76

Legendary voice of professional wrestling and WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has passed away. This information comes from a tweet from the official WWE Twitter account. Okerlund was 76.

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76. https://t.co/DyPiEiVLoV

— WWE (@WWE) January 2, 2019

"Mean" Gene is perhaps best known for his interviews with professional wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and a particularly memorable segment with Andre the Giant. Although Okerlund's on-camera appearances have dwindled in the recent years, he could sitll be heard regularly on the WWE Network, providing narration for several of WWE's original series.

Past and present wrestling superstars have shared their thoughts and condolences about the "voice and sound track to an entire era."

A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. He was the star of some of @WWE’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/9ddj6372eE

— Triple H (@TripleH) January 2, 2019

RIP “Mean” Gene. Thanks for the memories and being a Gentleman.

God Bless. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/AJn3HsY7Am

— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) January 2, 2019

Mean Gene was the voice of millions of childhoods. Mine certainly. An honor to meet him. Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/krsMtbeNIl

— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) January 2, 2019

💔 Legend https://t.co/iAT7I1UnkL

— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) January 2, 2019

Just heard Mean Gene Okerlund has passed away. As an interviewer, pitch man, announcer, or host, he was untouchable. Simply the best. Total professional with quick wit, sarcasm, humor, and that golden voice.
Condolences to his friends and family.

— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) January 2, 2019

Our best wishes go out to the Okerlund family.

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