I’m sorry for all you Wrestlemaniacs out there, I’m sure this is a sad news for you, to know WWE legend Paul Bearer has passed at 58 years old.
For those of us who are not that familiar with him Paul Bearer a.k.a Percy Pringle, real name William Alvin “Bill” Moody was a professional wrestler who made his debut in 1991 adopting a creepy alter ego as the manager of other wrestling stars.
As the spooky manager he helped introduce The undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind.
He became a memorable part of the WWE family during the past 20 years. The details of his death are still unclear he suffered from several health issues such as morbid obesity and gallbladder problems. He went under the knife getting gastric bypass surgery and his health improved but before that he admitted he came to weight 525 pounds and after the operation he dropped to under 300 lb’s wow!
He was born on April 10th, 1954 and attended San Antonio college and graduated with a degree in mortuary science and got a certification as a funeral director and embalmer maybe that’s how his “creepy” look came to be! He was married to Dianna Lynn McDole for 30 years from 1978 to 2009 until she past from breast cancer that same year. The couple had two sons Michael and Daniel and although he walked away from wrestling after the birth of his first son he couldn’t stay away for too long from his first love..We have to keep in mind he entered the wrestling business in his teens as a ringside photographer!
Daniel followed on his father footsteps and became a wrestler as well, he is also known as DJ Pringle and wrestles on the independent circuit.
Paul’s career in the WWE even took him to the big screen as he appeared in the footage of “The undertaker: This is my Yard” he played himself. He also appeared in the film “New York Blood”
Our condolences to the fans and family.