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Gene Okerlund suffered a fall that led to his declining health in recent weeks

The Associated Press spoke with Tor Okerlund, the son of WWE Hall Of Famer Gene Okerlund and noted that Gene had undergone three kidney transplants. His son says that Gene fell down a few weeks ago “and it just kind of went from bad to worse.”

They also interviewed Jesse Ventura. “Ninety percent of the time if there was a screw-up on an interview, it was not because of Gene. That’s how good he was.”

The AP story noted that funeral arrangements are pending. If the family chooses to do a public funeral then we will pass along details here when we get them.

“Mean” Gene Okerlund was 76 years old.






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