'Voice of WWE' announcer Howard Finkel dies

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Howard Finkel (Getty Images)
Howard Finkel (Getty Images)

Legendary WWE ring announcer Howard Finkel has died at the age of 69, according to the organisation.

According to Channel24, the entertainment company shared the sad news on Twitter. They did not reveal the cause of death.

According to CNN, Howard, who was affectionately known as 'The Fink' made his debut at Madison Square Garden in 1977.

He went on to become the company's longest-serving employee, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

In a statement on their website, the WWE said: "When considering the greatest ring announcers in the history of sports and sports entertainment, you'd be hard-pressed to name one better than Howard Finkel."

— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2020

— WWE (@WWE) April 18, 2020
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