The WWE manager, who was best known as being the creepy funeral director and manager for wrestlers The Undertaker and Kane, died on March 5 at the age of 58. So sad.
William Moody, better known as his stage name Paul Bearer, died on March 5, according to an official statement by the WWE. The animated WWE star made a name for himself in 1991 as the spooky manager and “funeral director” for the wrestler The Undertaker.
“Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years. Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans,” the official statement from the WWE read.
No details were immediately available surrounding his death, but the 58-year-old had suffered from health problems over the past 10 years. He was battling complications from morbid obesity, and had galbladder issues.
Paul Bearer Remembered By Fans & Fellow Wrestlers
Paul Bearer became beloved for his theatrical presentations at wrestling matches, often carrying a gold urn full of ashes, and sometimes popping out of coffins near the stage. He was remembered by the famed professional wrestlers he worked with.
“Rest in peace, Paul Bearer. You will never be forgotten. There will never be another,” Triple H tweeted.
“Very sad about Paul Bearer,he was a great person and one of the original boys,he was what made wrestling great much love much respect HH,” Hulk Hogan wrote on Twitter.
“Just found out Paul Bearer died tonight. He was always so nice when I talked to him. My thoughts n prayers are w/ his family,” The Miz tweeted.
So sad. Our thoughts are with Paul Bearer’s family at this time. What do YOU think of his death HollywoodLifers?
— Christina Stiehl
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