WWE Legend Mean Gene Okerlund Dies

 

Legendary wrestling announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has died at the age of 76.

According to TMZ, WWE confirmed passing of the most famous announcer in the history of pro wrestling. It was not immediately known what the cause of death was, but Okerlund had health issues over the years including 2 kidney transplants, once in 1995 and a second in 2004. Vince McMahon issued a statement on behalf of the WWE saying, " WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at 76." Growing up as a child of the 1980's, and watching wrestling religiously, Mean Gen Okerlund was a big part of my life. His interviews with wrestlers were amazing, as was his voice. I'll always remember as a kid watching him on Coliseum Video, training with Hulk Hogan for their big tag team match against Mr. Fuji and George "The Animal" Steele. That match along with all the promo interviews over the years, just so many fond memories. Thanks for making my childhood so memorable Mean Gene. R.I.P.

 

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