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TMZ posts story of Paul Bearer’s passing


Paul Bearer — the spooky WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker — died Tuesday evening at the age of 58 … this according to the WWE.

Bearer — real name “Bill” Moody — joined the WWE in 1990 … playing the role of a creepy funeral director who managed various wrestling stars … including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind.

The details surrounding Bearer’s death are unclear — but he reportedly suffered from serious health problems over the past decade … including morbid obesity and gallbladder issues.


The WWE released a statement saying … “WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer.”

“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.”

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8 Responses

  1. Fairfax says:

    Rest in peace Percival Pringle III.

  2. Scott II says:

    RIP :(

  3. syephan says:

    R.i.p god blssed

  4. motorhead says:

    morbid obesity? Jackasses. He wasn’t the damn goodyear blimp. Yokozuna was morbidly obese. What a stupid phrase. I’ll never forget how hilarious he was in the late 90s. BURN IN HELL UNDERTAKER!! What a performer. Was looking forward to paul being there for takers hof induction. RIP

  5. Prince Dann says:


    Listen to his interviews :) He was close to, if not over 450lbs at one point. I’m no health professional, but I’m pretty sure that constitutes at morbid obesity. Considering he wasn’t all that tall, and he wasn’t muscular. This is why he had surgeries, to help his weight. He almost died a few years back. Its all on the internet in various interviews. He has done loads of shoots.

  6. Prince Dann says:

    Pictures of him before gastric bypass surgery. Obviously you all know how healthy he looked in the years after this.

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