Legendary WWE Announcer Howard Finkel dies at the age of 69, #riphowardfinkel trending on social media

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WWE Hall of fame winner and Legendary announcer Howard Finkel dies today Thursday April 16 2020. It must be noted that Howard Finkel is the first ever employee at WWE and Stephanie Mcmohan announced this news via Twitter


“WWE is saddened to learn that Howard Finkel has passed away at age 69,” a WWE press release reads. “WWE extends its condolences to Finkel’s family, friends and fans.” Finkel was first hired to work for Vince McMahon Sr. and the WWWF in 1975. He would eventually become the company’s longest-tenured employee.




Finkel was reported to have suffered a stroke last year and was in ill-health. He did appear backstage for a WWE event at Madison Square Garden later that year, however. Jerry Lawler discussed Finkel’s health on an episode of his podcast. “I just heard not long ago that Howard is in really, really bad health,” Lawler said. “Not good at all. He may have had a stroke. I’m not sure but I just know that he’s not doing well.”

Howard Finkel Tributes

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