Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dead At 73
It’s with a heavy heart that I report Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has passed away.
The legendary WWE manager and announcer died on Sunday (Sept 17) after a 15-year battle with throat cancer.
He was 73.
Via NY Daily News:
Former WWE broadcaster Gene Okerlund was the first to report the news of Heenan’s passing.
Heenan, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004, was one of the most iconic WWE managers and broadcasters in professional wrestling. Throughout his career, Heenan managed a long list of iconic wrestling superstars, including: Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect and Harley Race — all of whom are members of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Vince McMahon tweeted his condolences to the Heenan family:
One of the greatest managers and announcers in WWE history. Our thoughts are with the Heenan family. pic.twitter.com/r9A3IJlSoP
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) September 18, 2017
Rest in peace, Brain.