In very sad news, Paul Bearer (real name William Moody) passed away last night at the age of 58. Paul Bearer was the longtime manager of The Undertaker and also managed the likes of Kane and Mick Foley. Many in the pro wrestling business took to Twitter to remember Moody, including Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Triple H, Jerry Lawler (who also posted a picture of himself and Moody from just ten days ago), Hulk Hogan and many more. Here are some of those Tweets:
Hulk Hogan: Very sad about Paul Bearer,he was a great person and one of the original boys,he was what made wrestling great much love much respect HH
Shawn Michaels: I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Bearer. Our prayers go out to him and his family. God Bless!!
Jim Ross: Just informed via http://wwe.com Paul Bearer aka Percy Pringle passed away earlier today. I have no other details. RIP old friend.
Wrestling News World.com has many of the Tweets put together, which can be seen at http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/the-wrestling-industry-responds-to-paul-bearers-death/.
Kendra Bunyon of Wrestling News World.com has a lengthy piece remembering the life and career of Moody (who also was known as Percy Pringle during his wrestling career), which can be read at http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/flashback-paul-bearer-rip/.
Our thoughts and prayers go to out Moody’s family and friends.