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Paul Bearer of the WWE, real name William Alvin "Bill" Moody, died Tuesday at the age of 58.
The WWE released a statement on their website, which reads, "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."
According to US Weekly, Bearer became a part of the WWE back in 1990, his character a funeral director who managed big wrestling names like The Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, and Vader.
Although the cause of death was previously unconfirmed, TMZ is now reporting that Bearer complained of a blood clot just three days before his death. At an event on March 2, people claimed he was coughing a lot, having trouble standing, and wanted to seek treatment for "respiratory issues."
Following the event, Bearer went straight to the hospital for treatment, where he died three days later.
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