News that WWE star Paul Bearer was in development as of late Tuesday evening heading into Wednesday. At first, it was unknown what caused Bearer, real name William Moody, to pass away at age 58, but now a new report is shedding light on that cause of death.
The website TMZ.com reported just this past hour on March 6 that Bearer had been complaining of a blood clot just three days before he passed away. Information came from a source close to Moody, "Cowboy" Bob Kelly, president of the Cauliflower Alley Club pro wrestling society. Kelly reportedly told TMZ he last saw Moody on March 2 during a club reunion.
Their report goes on to note that William Moody was in bad health and suffering with a breathing issue. He was also said to have trouble standing for long periods of time, and coughing frequently during the recent event. Moody even told various individuals he was planning to get some treatment for "respiratory issues."
Bob Kelly also told TMZ that Bearer immediately went to a hospital following the reunion. This past Saturday was apparently the last time Kelly and Moody spoke, with Moody passing away yesterday.
William Moody, famously known as "Paul Bearer" in the WWE, was the manager of The Undertaker, Kane, Mankind, and several other pro wrestling stars. He was part of the WWE as of the early 90's and continued to return over the years in his role. Most recently, he was involved in feuds which featured Kane against the likes of Edge or Randy Orton.