One of the most recognizable voices and interviewers in professional wrestling history has died. World Wrestling Entertainment has confirmed Gene Okerlund, better known as “Mean” Gene has passed away at the age of 76.
Okerlund got his start in broadcasting working as a radio DJ in Nebraska before he began working with the AWA (American Wrestling Association) in the 1970s.
It is unknown how Okerlund died but he had a history of kidney issues, having had two transplants in the past.
Okerlund was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2006.