Former WWE referee Tim White has unfortunately passed away.
Known for being one of WWE’s senior officials for many years, Tim White has sadly passed away, as first reported by Sean Ross Sapp.
Unfortunately have learned that former WWE referee Tim White has passed away, per the company.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 19, 2022
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Inside the ring, Tim White officiated many top matches and was briefly retired following the Hell in a Cell match between Chris Jericho and Triple H at WWE Judgement Day 2002, but would come back to call another Chris Jericho match, Jericho vs. Christian at WrestleMania 20 in Madison Square Garden.
Tim White also owned a bar known as The Friendly Tap which was the site of many WWE events during the Attitude Era.
Behind the scenes, Tim White was also known as the handler and good friend of Andre the Giant. White participated in documentaries in recent years talking about his connection with Andre.
WWE also released a statement about the passing of Tim White.
WWE is saddened to learn that long-time referee Tim White has passed away.
For more than two decades, Tim White was a dedicated WWE referee and official. White began his illustrious career in 1985 working with Andre the Giant and as a part-time referee.
During his tenure, he was the referee for some of WWE's biggest matches, including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
A shoulder injury effectively ended White’s in-ring career, but White still remained a major part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until 2009.
WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.
Fightful sends its condolences to Tim White's family, friends, and fans.