Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Paul Bearer

Suffered Blood Clot

Before Death

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

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.

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

No Avatar


As a survivor of a blood clot at 30, they happen... and those who criticize Paul bearer for being fat- he had gastric bypass surgery and lost quite a bit of weight- blood clots are the worst pain one could go through; i am lucky to be alive... so the poster who said don't screw with hem... please DON'T, im only alive because i was young and it wasn't because I was fat- god bless paul bearer. Prayers go out to your family, friends and fans.

585 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3

Around The Web