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WWE Hall Of Famer Gene Okerlund Passes Away At Age 76

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WWE Hall Of Famer Gene Okerlund Passes Away At Age 76

WWE Hall Of Famer Gene Okerlund Passes Away At Age 76

Gene Okerlund, the longtime World Wrestling Entertainment personality has sadly passed away. He died at the age of 76, the WWE announced Wednesday.

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“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,” WWE said in a tweet. “WWE extends its condolences to Okerlund’s family, friends and fans.”

As of right now, it is unclear how he died, but according to reports, Okerlund had health problems dating back years. He had 2 kidney transplants; the first one in 1995 and the second in 2004, TMZ reports.

Stars and close friends of Okerlund tweeted about the passing of their good friend on social media. Hulk Hogan said,

“Mean Gene I love you my brother.” Stone Cold Steve Austin also said, “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.”

Many people have been remembering Okerlund as the man with the legendary interviews, standing face to face with guys like Andre the Giant, Ultimate Warrior, Ricky Steamboat and others while getting the best moments out of the star. His outstanding job got him to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by his good friend Hulk Hogan.

Gene Okerlund will be missed.

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