Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan Dead at 73

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WWE commentator and manager Bobby Heenan died Sunday at 73. Former wrestling broadcaster "Mean" Gene Okerlund posted on Facebook that Heenan's daughter, Jess, confirmed Heenan's death. Heenan was the manager of other wrestling great like Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Mr. Perfect and Nick Bockwinkel.

Heenan set the standard for heel broadcasters as well when he moved to the commentary table. Especially when he partnered with Gorilla Monsoon, Heenan was routinely a highlight of Prime Time Wrestling or a pay-per-view broadcast.

Doctors diagnosed Heenan with throat cancer in 2002, and he had experienced complications from tongue cancer and jaw infections in recent years as well.

WWE inducted Heenan into its Hall of Fame in 2004.

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