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WWE's Paul Bearer dies

2013-03-06 12:21
Paul Bearer (File)
Cape Town - The WWE has announced that Paul Bearer, real name William Moody, has passed away. He was 58.

Although the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear, Moody suffered serious health problems over the last decade, according to TMZ.

According to The Sun website, after making his WWE debut in 1991 as The Undertaker’s manager, Moody’s spooky alter ego quickly became one of the most recognisable stars.

Tributes have poured in since the news was confirmed.

Triple H tweeted: "Rest in peace, Paul Bearer. You will never be forgotten. There will never be another.”

Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, who had many memorable battles with The Undertaker and Bearer, added: “Very sad about Paul Bearer, he was a great person and one of the original boys.

“He was what made wrestling great. Much love.”

Standing out due to his ghostly white make-up and high-pitched voice, Bearer used his previous experience of working within the funeral business to great effect and he often used the urn he carried as a weapon to aid The Undertaker.

Moody left the WWE in 2002.

Former WWE world champion Shawn Michaels added on Twitter: “I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Bearer. Our prayers go out to him and his family. God bless!”

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