The wrestling world is in morning tonight as the much beloved, Howard Finkel, has passed away.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Howard “The Fink” Finkel, the WWE’s first and longest-lasting employee and an iconic ring announcer, has died. He was 69.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Howard Finkel has passed away at age 69. WWE extends its condolences to Finkel’s family, friends and fans,” the company behind live wrestling matches on USA and Fox said Thursday in a statement.
No cause of death was given, but Finkel reportedly suffered a serious stroke in 2018 and had been in ill health.
Like Good Ol’ Jim Ross, Finkel was and will always be one of the iconic voices that entertained the squared circle of sports entertainment.
Howard Finkel will be missed…