Earlier today, legendary interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund passed away at the age of 76.
The wrestling world took to social media to share their condolences and remember Okerlund.
Mean Gene I love you my brother HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 2, 2019
---- #MeanGene pic.twitter.com/x6v8HEFwSS— 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
I MAKE THE GENE MEAN LAUGH SO HARD HERE HE TELL ME I MAKE HIM CRY. HE HELP ME WHEN I DONT REMEMBER THE JABRONIS NAMES I WRESTLE. I LOVE YOU BROTHER. https://t.co/YFnuEWVFn6 pic.twitter.com/YvgpApVeTE— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) January 2, 2019
GENE MEAN WAS BEST MAN AT MY WEDDING. WE DO HE SING HE DANCE HE ALWAYS WAS THERE FOR ME. ALWAYS LEADING THE WAY AT THE BAR WITH THE LEGEND. GOD BLESS HIM.— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) 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
I’m so heart broken to hear of the passing of Mean Gene!! Thank you Gene for the laughs, advice, and most of a wonderful friendship! #wwe. #legend. #friend pic.twitter.com/hM7E9VoDIa— Vickie Guerrero (@VickieGuerrero) January 2, 2019
-- RIP Mean Gene pic.twitter.com/oDZASdcOh5— Cathy Kelley (@catherinekelley) January 2, 2019
Just heard Mean Gene Okerlund has passed away. As an interviewer, pitch man, announcer, or host, he was untouchable. Simply the best. Total professional with quick wit, sarcasm, humor, and that golden voice.— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) January 2, 2019
Condolences to his friends and family.
Of the very few regrets I harbor in my career, one was never getting to scream "Mean Gene" when answering the queries of a man who presence was larger than life and ingrained in the better memories of my childhood.— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) January 2, 2019
RIP Mean Gene.
My condolences to the Okerlund family.
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
Mean Gene was the voice of millions of childhoods. Mine certainly. An honor to meet him. Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/krsMtbeNIl— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) January 2, 2019
-- Legend https://t.co/iAT7I1UnkL— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) January 2, 2019
A voice and sound track to an entire era of our industry. He was the star of some of @WWE’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who got to work with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. https://t.co/9ddj6372eE— Triple H (@TripleH) January 2, 2019
RIP “Mean” Gene. Thanks for the memories and being a Gentleman.— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) January 2, 2019
God Bless. -- pic.twitter.com/AJn3HsY7Am
So sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest voices in wrestling. Mean Gene you will be missed and we will continue to love you. What a true class act. I am very fortunate to work with you.— Charles Robinson (@WWERobinson) January 2, 2019
I was always a big mean gene fan, as a character and much more importantly, as a person. We should say positive things about good people more often. never know when you won’t get another chance. #RIPMeanGene— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) 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
Growing up in AWA country, I never wanted to be a wrestler. I wanted to be Gene Okerlund. A wonderful friend and mentor for the past 20 years. There will never be another like him. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/yAz1T5Dr2d— Jeremy Borash (@JeremyBorash) January 2, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of our friend, Mean Gene Okerlund.— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) January 2, 2019
I'll always remember Gene with a smile on his face and a drink in his hand and always wanting to help. His was "The Voice" of @WWE RIP Gene. pic.twitter.com/tgS1Yy3VpA
RIP "Mean" Gene.