Paul Bearer, the WWE manager who helped introduce The Undertaker, died on Tuesday. He was 58.
According to TMZ, Bearer, whose real name was Bill Moody, joined the WWE in 1990 and played the role of a creepy funeral director who managed several stars including Undertaker, Kane, Rick Rude, Vader and Mankind.
The details surrounding Bearer’s death are unclear, but he reportedly suffered various health issues over the past decade.
The WWE released a statement:
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer. Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years. Our deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans.”