— “Paul Bearer dies” has been one of the top trending items on Yahoo today.
— Jerry Lawler posted the last known photo of William “Paul Bearer” Moody on his Twitter account. If you’re interested, you can click here to view it. Lawler posted the photo with the following tweet: This picture was taken 10 days ago…we lost a dear friend today..you will be missed by many, Paul Bearer. What do you guys think of the photo? Do you think he looks good or sick? Let us know below.
— As we exclusively noted last night here on the website (via WZROnline.com), Moody/Bearer was openly telling people over the last few weeks that he hadn’t been feeling well. He recently pulled himself from several indy bookings and told promoters he hadn’t been feeling well. As Matt Boone and I (Ryan Clark) noted on Tuesday night’s live edition of WZR Radio, Bearer sent out his last tweets on Saturday, March 2nd. One of his family members contacted several close friends and told them he had passed away around 5PM on Tuesday after being hospitalized. Former WCCW star “The Flamboyant” Eric Embry, a man whom Moody managed during his days as “Percy Pringle,” contacted us on the air live to break the story, noting he had spoken to family of the late Moody to confirm the story prior to its’ release on the internet. On behalf of all of us here on the website, we send our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Moody. R.I.P.