WWE Releases Paul Bearer Tribute Video, Paul Bearer Obituary

– Alabama’s AL.com has published the following obituary and funeral information for William Moody (Paul Bearer):

MOODY William “Bill” Moody, age 58, went to be with the Lord and his wife, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. William loved his kids and grandkids more than life itself. His second love was his profession. Little did he know that his mortician background would lead him to one of the biggest characters in the history of Professional Wrestling, “Paul Bearer”. “Moody” graduated from McGill Institute in 1972; shortly after, he enlisted in the Air Force. He loved the City of Mobile and local sports. He could always be seen at the Mobile BayBears games and rarely missed a Mobile Mysticks Hockey game. His favorite saying when returning from a trip and landing in Mobile was, “Wheels down in Sweet Home Alabama”. He was preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Dianna Moody, brother, Harry “Bubba”, and his grandson, Troy. He is survived by his children, Michael (Beth) Moody, Daniel (Jami) Moody, grandkids, Grace, Danielle, Hope, parents, Harry and Clarice Moody, sister, Joan (Art) Garrett, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at Serenity Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent Catholic Church on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10 am. Interment will follow in Serenity Memorial Gardens.

– WWE released the following Paul Bearer tribute video:

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  • John Styles

    what was his cause of death

    • Darth

      Blood clot.

      • John Styles

        oh okay thanks

      • raven

        It also said he died from issues with his gallbladder on his Wikipedia

  • Reality

    I’m moved… So many good memories in this tribute. RIP

    • dae

      I concur…
      Rest In Peace, Bearer…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycounty Jeremy-County Roberts

    This video made me so sad. Why is it ALWAYS the good guys that die way too soon? Why? With all the prices of crap in this business that could go it always seems like its the good ones that leave us first :(

  • http://twitter.com/BoRkLASER4Life L@NCE

    was all good apart from hornswoggle, seriously why was he on that video…

  • Pozessed

    Very sad news… He is truly the greatest manager of all time. Sure a lot of people know him for his Paul Bearer character but his Percy Pringle character was also successful. He loved the business deeply and I cannot see any other manager who could have done such a great job that he has with all of the wrestlers he has managed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559858098 Jesse Johnston

    Totally legitimizes WWE’s reasoning for not letting Ric Flair wrestle. It was only a few days ago that there was an article saying Ric isn’t being allowed to wrestle due to a blood clot. Well now after seeing how a blood clot can go undetected and kill someone else in the business — there’s even less chance.

  • LEmonz

    Bad things happen to good people, unfortunately that’s reality, i’m glad they made a tribute, really touching, it sucks when a family member of the WWE leaves us. R.I.P childhood nightmare. He did his job well. #OhhhhYeaa

  • GMpunk

    I hope the Undertaker bring the urn with him at Wrestlemania it would be such a nice gesture to a guy who did so much for his career. Paul Bearer Rest In Peace..

  • kev1999

    its a pity we never see percy pringle in wwe, hope its on youtube

  • Jose

    I truly am gonna miss him. I was devastated to hear he passed away. I remember hearing that he came back in I think 2010, went to youtube and found the clip and I was just happy. Great manager and he will be missed. RIP

  • Khaotic Kayla

    please do not put him in the HOF. His wish was not to be inducted until Kane and Undertaker would.