Not to be confused with Dr Paul Bearer of Creature Feature fame, the professional wrestling universe mourned the passing of one of it’s own this week, Bill Moody. During his time with WCCW and USWA, Bill was known as Percival Pringle, III. However, he is best known during his time with WWF/WWE as Paul Bearer.
Moody passed away this week after suffering the effects of a blood clot and having issues with his gallbladder. He was 58.
Several professional wrestling stars took to twitter to remember him:
The Miz: “Just found out Paul Bearer died tonight. He was always so nice when I talked to him. My thoughts n prayers are w/ his family #RIPPaulBearer”
Hulk Hogan: “Very sad about Paul Bearer,he was a great person and one of the original boys,he was what made wrestling great much love much respect HH”
Triple H: “Rest in peace, Paul Bearer. You will never be forgotten. There will never be another. #PaulBearer”
Ricardo Rodriguez: “You always spoke very highly of me and I can not thank you enough for that! That you! #RIPPaulBearer”
Justin Roberts: “Very sad night. RIP Paul Bearer, a man I grew up watching on tv and was lucky enough to have later on, as a friend.”
Ted DiBiase Jr: “Losing one of our own @WWE feels like losing a family member. Thank you for the memories Paul! God Bless #RIPPaulBearer”
Bret Hart: “Goodbye to a good friend, Paul Bearer. Say hi to Owen for me.”
Shawn Michaels: “I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Bearer. Our prayers go out to him and his family. God Bless!!”
Michelle McCool: “#RIPPaulBearer ….you always made me smile. Great entertainer, even better man! We love you & will forever miss you! God bless…”
Sean Waltman: “I’m so at a loss right for words right now. I’ve known him since 1995 & I can’t get myself together enough to write anything at the moment.”
Stephanie McMahon: “#RIPPaulBearer”
Dixie Carter: “Our condolences go out to the many family, friends and fans of William Moody. A great performer in our industry.”
Good-bye, Paul Bearer, may you Rest In Peace. #RIPPaulBearer