WWE Hall of Famer 'Mean' Gene Okerlund passes away

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 11:26:57-05

He was the most recognizable voice in sports entertainment and professional wrestling. Now, the WWE is reporting that Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund has died.

In press release on Wednesday morning, the company said, "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."

Okerlund worked for the WWE, when it was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1984 through 1993. He later worked for the WCW.

Okerlund was 76 years old.