WWE's Paul Bearer dies
9:36 AM, March 7, 2013
By Dan Gelston
, Associated Press Sports Writer
William Moody, aka Paul Bearer / WWE Inc./Associated Press
William Moody, better known to pro wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, the pasty-faced, urn-carrying manager for performers the Undertaker and Kane, has died, the WWE said. He was 58.
A spokesman for the wrestling company said Moody's family contacted the WWE to report the death Tuesday. No cause was released.
After stints in various independent wrestling promotions, Moody joined the WWE in 1990 and quickly became associated with the Undertaker, a character who claimed he was undead and boasted of mystical powers.
In the WWE plotline, Paul Bearer later managed Undertaker's on-screen half-brother Kane. He also managed the bad-guy character Mick (Mankind) Foley.
His shrill catchphrase, "Ooohhh yeeesss!" and contorted facial expressions made him one of the sports-entertainment company's more popular personalities for more than a decade.
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