Sad news has emerged from the professional wrestling world as WWE manager Paul Bearer has passed away at age 58. While no details are being given, WWE.com has posted a message stating that they offer their, “…deepest condolences go out to Moody’s family, friends and fans.”
Bearer was most known as the manager of the horror-inspired wrestler Undertaker as well as Kane, Undertaker’s “half-brother”, and Mick Foley’s character Mankind. The story lines and arcs that he was involved with were very often some of the darker, more horrific story lines of WWE history, including his face being burned at the 1997 In Your House Revenge Of The Taker event and his own live burial in cement during the 2004 Great American Bash pay-per-view.
I know that Bloody-Disgusting rarely brings up the WWE (aside from their horror films). Still, when it comes to wrestling, Paul Bearer was pretty much as horror as you can get. We send our condolences to his friends, his co-workers, and especially his family. R.I.P. Paul. May the gongs ring out in your memory.