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PWInisder reported on Sunday that former WWE Live Events executive Ed Cohen passed away Saturday.  At this time the cause of death is unknown.

Cohen was involved in all aspects of the company’s live event business, which included personally handling negotiations with the different venues.

He was also responsible for securing all of the early WrestleMania venues in the late 1980s and 1990s before markets began to bid on the rights to bring WWE to their areas for the company’s biggest show of the year.

Cohen was with WWE for more than 20 years before his health started the decline, which eventually led to his exit. WWE Hall of Famer “Mean Gene” Okerlund took to his Facebook page Sunday to make the announcement of Cohen’s passing.

“Sad to report that long time WWE executive Ed Cohen died yesterday. Ed was basically in charge of securing venues for WWE house shows and later television tapings. In the early years Cohen was especially close in working with Vince and Linda McMahon because income from house shows was a main revenue stream for the then young company. Ed remained with the company for many years but his failing health became an issue in later years and he was less involved. RIP Ed Cohen.”

WWE also made the announcement on their website Sunday of Cohen’s passing.

On behalf of the entire Wrestleview.com staff, we would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Ed Cohen during this very hard time.