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One of the most recognizable voices in sports entertainment ascended to the heavens today when WWE announced that WWE Hall of Famer Mean Gene Okerlund had passed away aged 76.

WWE announced his passing on their Twitter page earlier today where the company also chronicled much of his career in the spotlight.

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Gene first appeared in WWE back in 1984 and was seen as one of the most recognizable announcers in the company at the time. The company inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2006 when Hulk Hogan did the honors and welcomed him into the class.

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His last appearance in WWE came just under a year ago when he was part of Raw’s 25th Anniversary show and was seen interviewing AJ Styles.

Many current and former WWE stars have grown up listening to Mean Gene and have began reacting to the news online.

SmackDown Superstar Mustafa Ali shared his thoughts earlier today.

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Referee Charles Robinson stated that he was fortunate enough to have worked with Gene throughout his career and called him one of “The greatest voices in wrestling.”

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NXT UK star Ligero also shared his thought about growing up watching Mean Gene on the big screen.

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WWE COO Triple H sent out his thoughts to the entire Okerlund family whilst also adding his own tribute to the WWE Hall of Famer

Former Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks simply called Mean Gene a legend as she reacted to the heart breaking news.

Mean Gene has touched the hearts of millions of fans over the years and everyone here at WrestlingWorld offers their heartfelt condolences to the entire Okerlund family.

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