Okerlund was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2006 and many current and former wrestlers have reacted to the news of the legend's passing.
"Mean" Gene Okerlund -- the most famous announcer in the history of pro wrestling -- has died, WWE has confirmed. He was 76.
Vince McMahon's company issued a statement saying, "WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76."
Hulk Hogan also commented ... saying, "Mean Gene I love you my brother."
Unclear how he died, but Okerlund had health problems dating back years. He had 2 kidney transplants -- the first one in 1995 and the second in 2004.