We are sad to report that former WWE referee Tim White has passed away at 68 years old. The news first broke on Shawn Michaels Twitter account.
On camera, White worked as a referee for WWE through the 1980s and 90s. He was also a very important person behind the scenes. White worked as a producer and he is known as one of Andre The Giant’s best friends. White worked as Andre’s agent/handler in the 80s.
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 returned later that year at WrestleMania XX but he re-injured the shoulder and that was the end of his days as a referee.
WWE brought him back to do skits with Josh Mathews where he was depicted as being depressed and wanting to take his life. In a series of skits, White would seemingly take his life only to return a week later. The series of skits ended with White shooting Mathews.
White was released in 2009, ending a 24-year stint with the company.
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.
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) June 19, 2022