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# Farewell to a legend
Hulk Hogan leads the tributes following the death of WWE icon 'Mean' Gene Okerlund
The famous announcer and interviewer has died at the age of 76.

WRESTLING ICON ‘MEAN’ Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76.

The WWE confirmed the news on Wednesday, paying tribute to the Hall of Famer and announcer who famously interviewed wrestling greats including ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan.

Okerlund was given the name ‘Mean Gene’ by Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura and first came to prominence as an interviewer in the American Wrestling Association before moving to the WWE in 1984.

In addition to his work as an announcer and interviewer, Okerlund also branched out to provide ringside commentary and hosted several shows during his career.

Hogan and other prominent names in wrestling have paid tribute to Okerlund following his passing.

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