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WWE Legend

Paul Bearer

Dead at 58

3/6/2013 8:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

R.I.P.

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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JusMyOpinion    

RIP. This guy was awesome. Remember watching him as a kid and loved when he would come out with the Undertaker. He was so over the top. Seemed very young tho?

564 days ago
62.

Jigger    

Looks like my taking a violent sh*t face!

564 days ago
63.

Mihalick    

Away from the camera, he was one of the nicest guys to ever come through professional wrestling. On the camera, he was one of the greatest personalities. Behind the camera, he was a great booker and manager.

564 days ago
64.

Jennifer    

He needed some dark circle corrector.

564 days ago
65.

ex    

R.I.P. this dude made undertaker who he is today!

564 days ago
66.

tmz posters dont know sh1t    

had the funniest voice

564 days ago
67.

Cheryl    

Prayers to his friends and family.

564 days ago
68.

Cheryl    

Rest in Peace.

564 days ago
69.

Walkerika    

Please folks, he was first a father, paw paw, son, brother and uncle. Let's keep the reality in focus here. Very sad to read these comments. We are talking about a person here, not a character. Shame on all of you claiming this is a work and that he'll "pop" out of the casket at Wrestlemania. Hearts are broken over this. Put yourself in family's shoes - how would you feel reading hateful things about your loved one.

564 days ago
70.

Eddie    

RIP. The poor guy had a tough couple of years losing his wife to cancer and a grandchild too.

564 days ago
71.

I'm out :-/    

Thank you for the nightmares you & Undertaker gave me as a kid. RIP

564 days ago
72.

Mr Rod    

The phonies in hollywood could learn a lot from this man!

564 days ago
73.

kuality79    

Looks like a chubby version of Ryan from TMZ the gothic little bitch!

564 days ago
74.

Walter Darragh    

Wow I'm shocked, he was in such good shape, took care of himself, looks like he ate healthy........oh wait.......maybe if he DID those things he wouldn't have died at 58...my bad!

564 days ago
75.

Bluejays    

I think the real question here is... Who will be the Paul bearer at his funeral?

564 days ago
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