Posted March 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
The WWE says William Moody, better known to pro wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, the pasty-faced, urn-carrying manager for performers The Undertaker and Kane, has died. He was 58. A spokesman for the wrestling circuit said Moody's family contacted the WWE to report the death on Tuesday. No cause was released. The WWE partly molded Moody's character off his real-life job in the mortuary business. After stints in minor-league wrestling promotions, Moody joined the WWE in 1990 and quickly became associated with The Undertaker, a character who claimed he was undead and impervious to pain. In the WWE plotline, Paul Bearer later managed Undertaker's on-screen half brother Kane. He was a fixture on WWE programming for more than a decade. His shrill catchphrase, "Ooohhh yeeesss!" and contorted facial expressions made him one of the sports-entertainment company's more popular personalities.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Exclusive: ‘Paul Bearer’ Hadn’t Been Feeling Well

According to WZROnline.com (WZR Radio) sources, William “Paul Bearer” Moody was openly telling people over the last few weeks that he hadn’t been feeling well. Moody recently pulled himself from several indy bookings and told promoters he hadn’t been feeling well. As Matt Boone and I (Ryan Clark) noted on Tuesday night’s live edition of WZR Radio, Bearer sent out his last...

WWE Announces Paul Bearer Has Passed Away

- WWE announced tragic news this evening: Paul Bearer passes 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.

VIDEO: WWE Releases Incredible Tribute to the Life of Paul Bearer

WWE Posts Tribute Video of Paul Bearer, Bret Hart Answers Questions on Facebook

- Embedded below is a video WWE posted paying tribute to the late William “Paul Bearer” Moody. - Bret Hart recently conducted a Q&A session with his fans on Facebook. Here are some highlights of the session. His thoughts of TNA: “4/10″ A classic match that he would love to see as a rematch: “The Rock vs. John Cena” Hardest part about being a pro wrestler: “The...

Update: Gene Snitsky To Play Role Titled ‘The Undertaker’

33mm Pictures has now confirmed that WWE alumni Gene Snitsky is set to play a supernatural entity in their upcoming film, Dark Force. The film is an adaptation of Bill Bean’s book; Snitsky will play a character titled “The Undertaker” who is one of four dark forces in the book. In the film, The Undertaker will be an amalgamation of three characters from the novel: The Undertaker...

Tom Prichard Writes About Paul Bearer’s Death

Dr. Tom Prichard published a blog on the death of William “Paul Bearer” Moody’s his website. Here is an excerpt. “And now he’s gone. I have to admit I heard about Percy’s death Wednesday morning when my wife woke me up telling me it was all over Facebook. I couldn’t believe it. There’s no way! He’s too important to too many people. This can’t be happening! All...

Jim Ross Blog: Undertaker’s Return, Punk vs. Taker, More

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry at JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights. Last night’s Raw: “Old School Raw is one of my favorite Raw’s of the year. I enjoy seeing the veterans return to the ‘scene of the crime’ and enjoy the adulation of the live audience. I can’t explain how good that makes a body feel. It’s the same intangible that gets in...

Jim Ross Blog: Undertaker’s Return, Punk vs. Taker, Monday’s Raw

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry at JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights. Last night’s Raw: “Old School Raw is one of my favorite Raw’s of the year. I enjoy seeing the veterans return to the ‘scene of the crime’ and enjoy the adulation of the live audience. I can’t explain how good that makes a body feel. It’s the same intangible that gets in...

WWE Continues to Tease Undertaker’s Return

WWE will be putting out feelers all evening for the return of The Undertaker via their app and other platforms before he is unveiled on tonight’s Raw. WWE’s text messaging service sent out the phrase “I have risen” to subscribers, while their App is featuring the Undertaker’s symbol.

Undertaker Advertised for Monday’s Raw, Foley Comedy Show Tonight, Bret Hart DVD News

- As noted earlier, Bret “Hit Man” Hart: The Dungeon Collection is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Embedded below is a promo video for the collection. - The Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena official website is advertising The Undertaker for this Monday’s episode of Raw. Their website reads, “For the first time in over 3 years see The Undertaker in Indianapolis!” Brock Lesnar...

The Miz Says He Wants John Cena's Spot at WM29, Flair Talks Facing Taker at WM18

- WWE published an article with comments from The Undertaker's past opponents. Ric Flair described facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 18 in 2002 as a "a phenomenal experience," and discussed his admiration for the Undertaker's streak. "No one deserves that position more than him and just the fact that I was able to be there at that point in time was fabulous...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.