'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.

"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."

Our best wishes go out to the Okerlund family.

Do you have any favorite memories of "Mean" Gene during his career in sports entertainment? Share them in the comments section below.

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