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WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund Passes Away

January 2, 2019

"Mean" Gene Okerlund arguably the most famous announcer in pro wrestling -- has died. He was 76.

The company issued a statement 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 age 76."