‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund passes away at 76

Mean Gene Okerlund
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Legendary wrestling interviewer/personality “Mean” Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76. WWE confirmed the news in a tweet Wednesday morning.

One of the most recognizable voices in professional wrestling, Okerlund enjoyed an illustrious three-decade career. His backstage interviews with the likes of Jesse Ventura, Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant helped define one of the greatest eras of professional wrestling.

Current and former WWE superstars took to social media to send their condolences to Okerlund.

The entire Sports Al Dente teams sends its condolences to the Okerlund family during this difficult time.