As noted earlier today here on eWrestlingNews.com, “Mean” Gene Okerlund passed away at the age of 76. Numerous talents from the pro wrestling world have taken to Twitter to comment on his passing, which you can view below:
What a career! The best of all time at what he did. Sad to hear of his passing. https://t.co/3gMX6WIMxC
— ☃️ Ian Riccaboni ☃️ (@IanRiccaboni) January 2, 2019
💔 Rest easy #MeanGene your Legacy shall live in forever 💋
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) January 2, 2019
A voice of my childhood, and one of the greatest of all time — you will be missed, Gene. 🙏 https://t.co/15kNprnbRd
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) January 2, 2019
RIP Mean Gene
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) January 2, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of Mean Gene.
What a classic and was in a category all his own.
Will always treasure doing the Legends of Wrestling shows with him. R.I.P.
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) January 2, 2019
The world lost an incredible man today. The very BEST at his role in our industry. On-camera—quick wit, great hype, pro’s pro; off-camera— a gentleman’s gentleman. The phrase of “often imitated, but never duplicated” is very appropriate for my friend. RIP ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund
— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) January 2, 2019
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) January 2, 2019
WWE universe has lost one of its greatest announcers and truly one of the nicest guys you’d ever know. “Mean” Gene Okerlund, RIP my friend pic.twitter.com/u3bS6pePmY
— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) January 2, 2019
Devastated to hear the news of my friend Gene Okerlund’s passing. He was, and will always be, pro wrestling greatest stick man #meangene
— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) January 2, 2019
Mean Gene was universally loved by everyone I’ve met that knew him.
Very few people can say that their work will forever be appreciated and remembered. Very few can legitimately claim to be legends in their field.
Those things can undoubtedly be said about him. #RIPMeanGene
— Soon. (@FightOwensFight) January 2, 2019
Very sad to hear of his passing. He was incredible at what he did. Watching him was how I learned that every single role is important. He taught me that if you don’t care then they won’t care. Thoughts go out to his family. https://t.co/HK68HfcPhE
— Austin Creeds finally going to MagFest (@XavierWoodsPhD) January 2, 2019
— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) January 2, 2019