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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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cas_21    

RIP. He used to scare the crap out of me when he would walk out w/ Taker!

542 days ago
92.

Carmen    

RIP!

542 days ago
93.

TipBossyB5000    

Rip & yes he used to scare the crap out of me too

542 days ago
94.

Gilford    

I hope this isn't a WWE stunt for Wrestlemania, where the Undertaker "resurrects" Paul Bearer, It;s a horrible thought, but I wouldn't put it past Vince McMahon

542 days ago
95.

Gilford    

I hope this isn't a WWE stunt for Wrestlemania, where the Undertaker "resurrects" Paul Bearer, It;s a horrible thought, but I wouldn't put it past Vince McMahon

542 days ago
96.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

When I used to watch WWF the guy was creepy as hell but he played his persona to the T.

541 days ago
97.

superbadnerves1    

Rip I used to look foward to hearing the creepy music and him come out everyweekend as a kid just read the article saying how good jake the snake was doing and now this bad news. I really miss the old wrestling When I play wrestling with my son I always pick the old people and of course he LAUGHS

541 days ago
98.

Gilford    

I hope this isn't a WWE stunt for Wrestlemania, where the Undertaker "resurrects" Paul Bearer, It;s a horrible thought, but I wouldn't put it past Vince McMahon.

541 days ago
99.

COOKIE OKEKE    

sorry about Pauls passing.RIP

541 days ago
100.

toohigh310    

true wwe legend back when wwe was great

541 days ago
101.

Mrugowsky    

Wrestling is just not interesting especially when it's just bad acting that isn't close to believable. At least in the Olympics the action is real.

541 days ago
102.

Jeanie    

It's sad when the world recognizes Paul Bearer but where was the media and the fan fair and remeberance when a REAL legend passed away a few years ago speaking of George The Animal" Steele???

541 days ago
103.

Joshua    

My thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends R.I.P. "Paul" You Will Be Missed..

541 days ago
104.

Matt Malott    

And yet Sunny is still alive. Shame.

541 days ago
105.

Vandyke1    

For all you disrespectful a**holes who got something negative or ignorant to say. Let me tell you William was not only a wrestler, he was a husband, a father, a pawpaw, a son, a brother, a nephew, and my uncle! So why don't you take all your negative energy and let his family and real friends mourn him in peace. To all of his true fans: thank you for the support and love.

541 days ago
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