The legendary "Mean" Gene passes away at age 76

In this July 31, 1988 photo provided by the WWE, “Mean” Gene Okerlund addresses the crowd before a pro wrestling event in Milwaukee. Okerlund, who interviewed pro wrestling superstars “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan, has died. He was 76. WWE announced Okerlund’s death on its website Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (WWE via AP)

One of the most iconic figures in sports entertainment has died. WWE Hall of Fame interviewer “Mean” Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76.
Okerlund was the man with the microphone for some of professional wrestling’s biggest moments in the 1980s and 1990s as he worked for both WWE and WCW.
Okerlund’s most recent appearance on WWE programming was on the Monday Night Raw 25th anniversary show last year as he interviewed A.J. Styles.
What are your favorite memories of “Mean” Gene? Will there ever be another interviewer like him?

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