It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that veteran referee Tim White has passed away. He was 68 years old and was part of many iconic matches during his time in the company. His cause of death has not been made public at this time.
White worked as a referee for WWE through the 1980s and 90s. He started his career in 1985 working with Andre the Giant and as a part-time referee.
In 2002, White suffered a shoulder injury during a Hell in a Cell match between Chris Jericho and Triple H at the Judgment Day pay-per-view. He would return later that year at WrestleMania XX but he re-injured the shoulder.
That spelled the end of his in-ring career. He was still a part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until his release in 2009, bringing an end to his 24-year run. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Tim White’s family and friends during this sad time.
Shawn Michaels, who had many amazing matches where Tim White was referee, tweeted out to say, “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.” Many more condolences followed.
Our thoughts are with Tim White’s family, friends, and fans at this time.