Legendary WWE announcer Howard Finkel dies at age 69, #riphowardfinkel trending on social media

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Howard Finkle, a WWE Hall of Fame winner and legendary announcer, died today, Thursday, April 16, 2020. It is noteworthy that Howard Finkel is a first time employee at WWE and that Stephanie McMahon announced the news via Twitter.

"WWE is saddened to learn that Howard Finkel has died at the age of 69," a WWE press release said. "WWE extends its condolences to Finkel's family, friends and fans." Finkel was first hired in 1975 to work for Vince McMahon Sr. and the WWF. He will eventually become the longest-serving employee of the company.

Finkel suffered a stroke last year and his health was stagnant. He appeared backstage for a WWE event at Madison Square Garden later that year. Jerry Lawler discusses Finkel's health in an episode of his podcast. "I just haven't heard 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 know he's not doing well. "

The Howard Finkel Tribute

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