Is Gene Okerlund Living or Dead?

Has American professional wrestling interviewer and announcer Gene Okerlund died? Or is he still alive?

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American professional wrestling interviewer and announcer

Gene Okerlund is ...

Born 29 Dec 1942 in Sisseton
Died 2 Jan 2019 in Sarasota
Age76 years
Height1.75m (5 ft, 8 in)
Gene Okerlund
Gene Okerlund
Call a match, y'avais aussi Joey Styles le matin

About Gene Okerlund

Eugene Arthur Okerlund (December 19, 1942 – January 2, 2019), better known by his ring name "Mean" Gene Okerlund, was an American professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host. He was best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Okerlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Hulk Hogan. He was signed to a lifetime contract with WWE and worked for promotional programs, mostly WWE Network programming and, occasionally, the TV series.

He is also known as "Mean" Gene Okerlund.


Okerlund died on the morning of January 2, 2019, at the age of 76 in a Sarasota, Florida hospital. This was later confirmed on WWE social media and its official website later that day. It was revealed by his son, Todd Okerlund, that he had received three kidney transplants and had suffered a fall which caused his health to deteriorate in the weeks leading up to his death. Condolences were sent by fellow WWE superstars and alumni on all social media including Triple H, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, among many others.