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Legendary WWE Referee Tim White Passed Away At Age 68

Legendary WWE Referee Tim White Passed Away At Age 68

Former WWE referee Tim White passed away at the age of 68. The exact reason for the death has not been revealed yet.

Tim White started his WWE career as a referee in 1980 and was part of the most memorable matches, including The Undertaker vs. Mankind King of the Ring pay-per-view in 1998.

During the Hell in a Cell match between Chris Jericho and Triple H at WWE Judgement Day in 2002, White suffered a shoulder injury. He was returned at WrestleMania 20 to refereeing the matches but re-injured his shoulder. That shoulder injury short his long-time WWE career. Following his injury, he worked as a backstage official and talent agent until 2009.

WWE has issued the following statement on behalf of former WWE referee Tim White.

WWE is saddened to learn that long-time referee Tim White has passed away.
For more than two decades, Tim White was a dedicated WWE referee and official. White began his illustrious career in 1985 working with Andre the Giant and as a part-time referee.
During his tenure, he was the referee for some of WWE's biggest matches, including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
A shoulder injury effectively ended White’s in-ring career, but White still remained a major part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until 2009.
WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.

Several wrestlers have expressed their condolences.

The Spotlight extends its condolences to Tim White’s family and friends.

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