A Bad Start to 2019 With ‘Mean Gene’ and ‘Super Dave’ Deaths
Oh man! 2019 is getting off on the wrong foot with news today that both 'Mean' Gene Okerlund and 'Super' Dave Osborne have passed away.
'Super' Dave was actually a character played by the actor Bob Einstein. And 'Mean' Gene was a longtime wrestling announcer.
I grew up watching both of them on TV. I was a big wrestling fan and Okerlund was the voice of WWF in the glory days of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. And I loved watching 'Super' Dave Osborne have the worst luck in every stunt he attempted.
Bob Einstein died of cancer after being recently diagnosed. The cause of death is still unclear for Gene Okerlund at this time. (2pm - 1/2/19)
The two of them brought me a ton of smiles in my youth. Even though the alerts on my phone were to break the sad news - I smiled one more time when I saw both of their names today as I remembered watching them while growing up.