Legendary WWE wrestling manager Paul Bearer, whose real name was William Moody, died Tuesday night. He was 58 years old. The World Wrestling Entertainment website announced his passing and sent condolensces to his family. No further information was given at the time.
Moody played Paul Bearer, the manager to the Undertaker. He started his role for the WWE in 1991, and worked with the company for almost 20 years. During his role, Bearer worked with such legends as Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and Ric Flair. Bearer worked steadily for the WWE during the company's highest era, the Attitude Era. During those years, Paul Bearer managed Undertaker and Kane. He was also revealed as the storyline father of both men. Bearer made his last appearance for the WWE in April 2012.
Paul Bearer will be known best for his signature, and now appropriate, "rest in peace."