68-year-old WWE referee Tim White dies as superstars Big E, Shawn Michaels and more pay tribute
One of the most popular and veteran referees Tim White, has passed away at the age o 68. Over a lengthy and well-respected career, he spent nearly 25 years working for WWE in various capacities.
The Company revealed a statement regarding his death,
‘WWE is saddened to learn that longtime 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 as a part-time referee.’ WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.’
Former WWE Superstar Big E took to Twitter and mentioned a whole-hearted paragraph about White. He said that White was always extraordinarily kind and warm. He also posted a picture of him with the official.
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.
After becoming an on-screen official, White was in charge of some of the most legendary bouts, including the iconic Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2002 and a repeat injury two years later, ending his career. However, he continued to work behind the scenes and eventually appeared in a series of on-screen skits.
Many WWE Superstars pay heartfelt tribute to longtime WWE referee Tim White
Legends Shawn Michaels, William Regal, The Iron Sheik, Ric Flair, Wade Barret, and The X Pac all took to Twitter. They paid a heartfelt tribute to White and another official, Dave Hebner, who passed just days before the former. He owned a bar called The Friendly Tap.
So sad to learn of the passing of Tim White. He was always such a pleasure to be around.
Condolences to his family and friends.
I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend Tim White. My deepest condolences to his family. A great man, referee and person. We’ve laughed so hard together we’ve both had tears in our eyes. There’s not a better way to remember you. Rest well.x
TIM WHITE I LOVE YOU FOREVER. WHAT A WEEK BUBBA MY HEART BREAK
I’m Saddened To Hear About The Passing Of Two Of My Friends- Dave Hebner & Tim White. I’m Grateful To Have Known Both Of These Incredible Men. Rest In Peace!
Sad to hear the news about Tim White. He was a total gent and a great laugh to hang out with. I knew I was guaranteed a fun day whenever he’d escort me on any WWE appearances. Thinking of your family, and raising a glass to you tonight, Tim!
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