WWE Hall of Famer 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Passes Away

Gene "Mean Gene" Okerlund speaks during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Gene Okerlund, known to wrestling fans as "Mean Gene" has passed away at the age of 76.

World Wrestling Entertainment released a statement that reads: "WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76."

Wrestlers both past and present including Hulk Hogan, who inducted Okerlund into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2006 took to social media to pay their respects.

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