WWE announced death of ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 15: Cast member Gene Okerlund attends the WWE screening of “Legends’ House” at Smith & Wollensky on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for WWE)

(WPRI) – Legendary interviewer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund has passed away at the age of 76, World Wrestling Entertainment announced Wednesday.

According to the WWE, Okerlund was given his nickname by Jesse “The Body” Ventura.

During his Hall of Fame career, he’s interviewed the biggest names in the sport, including Hulk Hogan, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

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