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"Mean" Gene Okerlund, WWE Interviewer, Dies at Age 76

Updated On 03 Jan, 2019 Published On

"Mean" Gene Okerlund, the longtime interviewer for World Wrestling Entertainment, has died at the age of 76, WWE confirmed on Wednesday, January 2.

The entertainment company didn't give details about when and how the broadcaster died (cause of death) has not been specified.

Okerlund, who was known as "Mean Gene", was one of the most recognizable faces of WWE for nearly two decades. He used to work as an interviewer, announcer and commentator for the entertainment company.

Okerlund appeared on the 25th-anniversary episode of Raw in January 2018, where he interviewed wrestler A.J. Styles.

Shortly after Okerlund's passing news emerged, Hulk Hogan who had inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, shared a series of tweets to pay tribute to him. In one of the tweet, he wrote, "Mean Gene I love you my brother".

Here's the tweet, check it out.

Triple H, meanwhile, wrote, "A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. He was the star of some of @WWE's most memorable segments".

He added,

“Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

Funeral service for the late WWE interviewer will be announced in the coming days! Rest In Peace "Mean" Gene Okerlund!

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