Howard Finkel has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 15, 2020.
The WWE announced Thursday that legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel died at the age of 69. The cause of death was not disclosed.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel has passed away at age 69. https://t.co/tqmD68ZsQp
— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
In what has already been a tough week for our @WWE family, today we lost our 1st ever employee and WWE Hall of Famer, @howardfinkel. Howard’s voice is iconic & recognized by generations of fans. He will be missed. #RIPHowardFinkel Thank you for everything. ❤️🙏❤️
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 16, 2020
So sad to hear of the passing of my friend, the greatest ring announcer in the biz, Howard Finkel, at the age of 69.
The Hall of Famer is now ring announcing in Heaven. #RIPFink
No one was more loyal or loved pro wrestling more than The Fink. 🙏
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) April 16, 2020
His voice ingrained in the memories of so many; a representative of our childhood; loveable, affable, unique, and the greatest ring announcer of all time.
There will never be anyone like Howard Finkel. pic.twitter.com/83qvTr1NZ1
— OVP – Retro Wrestling Podcast (@ovppodcast) April 16, 2020
I’m gonna dearly miss my friend @howardfinkel. Passionate Mets & wrestling fan. An incredible soul. He’s the soundtrack to so many of our childhoods. Nobody has ever done it better. Rest In Peace Fink.
— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) April 16, 2020
The Fink returning to announce CM Punk at Survivor Series 2011 at Madison Square Garden was such a cool moment to experience live, commentary team making fun of him for being a little rusty aside. Still killed it, that voice is forever untouchable.
RIP Howard Finkel. pic.twitter.com/nxmOr0ey5H
— 🐯TIGER DRIVER🐯 (@TigerDriver9X) April 16, 2020
Rest in Peace Howard Finkel.
Greatest ring announcer of all time.
Historian and walking wrestling encyclopedia.
Hall of Famer.
Love you Fink. pic.twitter.com/tqvVq6gMeR
— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) April 16, 2020
Howard Finkel made every big moment bigger . Rest Easy Fink. pic.twitter.com/9T9CPI8R24
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) April 16, 2020
Listen to the words of the greatest ring announcer of all time.
Howard Finkel is the measuring stick of that profession, an absolute icon and the voice of my childhood.
— WrestleNews365 (@365Wrestle) April 16, 2020