WWE's 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Has Passed Away Aged 76

WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76, it has been confirmed.

Tributes are pouring in for Okerlund, nicknamed 'Mean Gene', after the news was posted on WWE's official Twitter.

Okerlund was dubbed as 'the most recognisable interviewer in sports-entertainment history'.

In 1984, Okerlund made the move to WWE where he became a staple by continuing to interview the biggest names in sports-entertainment like Hulk Hogan, 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and many more.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006 by Hogan who has led tributes:


Details about his cause of death have not been released.

Rest in peace, Mean Gene.

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Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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