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Tim White dead aged 68: Tributes pour in for WWE referee and Andre The Giant’s assistant

FORMER WWE referee and assistant to Andre The Giant Tim White has died aged 68.

White began as a part-time referee in 1985 but after Andre's death in 1993 he took up the position full-time and saw his his fame soar.

Legendary WWE referee Tim White has sadly passed away

He stayed in the position for eleven years before a shoulder injury ended his career.

White was known for taking charge of some of the biggest matches in WWE history including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.

Even when his officiating career ended, White worked behind the scenes for a number of years as an official and talent agent. 

Tributes have flooded in from fans and many former WWE stars.

Ettore 'Big E' Ewen tweeted: "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."

Fans also expressed their sadness with one lovely message online reading: "He is back with Andre."

Others used words like: "Legend" and "One of the best."

His death comes just a day after Dave Hebner died.

Former WWE ref Hebner, 73, officiated some of the biggest fights ever including the famous Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant clash in 1998.