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Paul Bearer

Suffered Blood Clot

Before Death

3/6/2013 11:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Just three days before Paul Bearer died, he complained he was suffering a blood clot ... TMZ has learned.

"Cowboy" Bob Kelly -- one of the board members of a prominent wrestling society called the Cauliflower Alley Club -- tells TMZ he last saw Paul on March 2nd at a Club reunion.

Bob says Paul was in bad health, with a severe breathing problem.  According to people at the event, Bearer was coughing and had trouble standing for long periods of time.  He told people he was going to seek treatment for what he called "respiratory issues."

Bob says Paul went to the hospital immediately following the reunion. 

Bob says he was later informed the famed wrestling manager was being treated for a blood clot.

Saturday was the last time Bob spoke to Paul.  He was 58.

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16.

Walkerika    

don't believe everything "Cowboy" Bob Kelly says or what TMZ reports :(. And same on you Bob Kelly for exploiting Bill and talking to the media.

541 days ago
17.

chinkyxo    

People are absolutely disgusting! I'm ashamed of the society we live in. Where's the respect for the dead? May you Rest In Peace Bill aka Paul. Shame on you all bashing him and saying it's a storyline.

540 days ago
18.

revenge is sweet    

Show some damn respect that man entertained millions for years and was one of the nicest man alive and you all mock him for his weight. What the hell have any of you done

540 days ago
19.

Dom The Mover    

R.I.P. Paul

540 days ago
20.

Gargamel    

Rip Paul you were a fun part of my childhood.

540 days ago
21.

Mrugowsky    

Bored with the death updates for this guy.

540 days ago
22.

Kingchapo7    

R.I.P Paul Bearer

540 days ago
23.

Deficate    

Next person that comments wants my ball sack in there mouth

540 days ago
24.

Harrys Savva    

This is sad.R.I.P Paul.

540 days ago
25.

4reallikecomon    

ALL DAY!!

540 days ago
26.

EDDIE FLEXX    

COULNT HAPPENED TO A BETTER GUY RIP ******* NO MORE FN THE GREEN***** IN THE LOCKER ROOM LOL

540 days ago
27.

EDDIE FLEXX    

COULDNT HAPPEN TO A BETTER GUY NO MORE FN THE GREEN***** IN THE LOCKER ROOM RIP *******

540 days ago
28.

mrharrybawls2012    

Breaking News: Vince McMahon fell off his wallet today, badly breaking his ankle. Havent you chowderheads who support this wrestling crap given old Vinny enough $$$$$$ ???

540 days ago
29.

Dee    

RIP. I remember seeing him back in the day when my sons were wrestling junkies.

540 days ago
30.

karisma    

This is so sad, I always liked him. He and the Undertaker were always entertaining.

And nice that the Cauliflower Alley Club gets a little spotlight - they're the ones who look after wrestlers when they retire. With no retirement or pension or health insurance, they do what they can.

Godspeed, Mr. Moody.

540 days ago
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