WWE has confirmed legendary announcer Howard Finkel passed away at the age of 69.
The wrestling promotion made the unfortunate announcement Thursday morning. Finkel’s cause of death was not mentioned in the article, but the announcer had struggled with his health in recent years after suffering a stroke
For anyone who might be unfamiliar … Finkel was also WWE’s longest tenured employee after starting with the company under Vince Sr. in 1975.
“In what has already been a tough week for our @WWE family, today we lost our 1st ever employee and WWE Hall of Famer, [Howard Finkel]. Howard’s voice is iconic & recognized by generations of fans. He will be missed. #RIPHowardFinkel Thank you for everything,” Stephanie McMahon wrote.
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet