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Legendary WWE Referee Tim White Passes Away Aged 68

Tim White in the ring

Long-time WWE referee and talent agent Tim White has tragically passed away at the age of 68.

WWE has broken the sad news on their website that famed referee Tim White has passed away. The cause of death is currently unknown.

WWE’s full statement can be read below:

“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.”

Since the news was announced, WWE Superstars have been paying tribute to the veteran official, with Big E describing White as “extraordinarily kind and warm”.

“I lit up every time I saw this man! Tim White often was the man tasked with shepherding us at appearances and conventions the last several years. He was always extraordinarily kind and warm. I will miss you, my friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Shawn Michaels, who was involved in many matches officiated by White, has commented on how privileged he was to spend time with both him and the recently departed Dave Hebner.

“Saddened to hear about both Dave Hebner and Tim White. Both incredible men I was privileged to spend time with in and out of the ring. My thoughts are with their families.”

Inside The Ropes sends our deepest condolences to Tim White’s family and friends during this difficult time.