WWE.com – 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.
Paul Bearer was weird as hell. With his help, The Undertaker and Kane brought many a scary memories to my childhood. Something about a grown man who was pale as can be, walking around with an all powerful urn just didn’t say sunshine and rainbows. William Moody owned his role as Paul Bearer. He was an excellent manager and was the reason wrestlers like Taker, Kane and Mankind went on to have successful Hall of Fame careers. Plus, he ate a fireball to the face. Most manly thing a guy can do.