Gene Okerlund dead at age 76

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Gene Okerlund has died at age 76, according to WWE.com. The cause of death was not revealed.

Powell’s POV: Okerlund had two kidney transplants in the past, but it’s unclear whether his death is kidney related as of this update. I grew up on Okerlund conducting interviews in the AWA before he joined the WWF and later WCW. He was tremendous as a pro wrestling interviewer and had terrific chemistry with Bobby Heenan, Hulk Hogan, and many others. My condolences to his family and friends.



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Readers Comments (1)

  1. Absolutely as good as it gets when he was in his prime.

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