TMZ.com reports that just three days before William Moody (Paul Bearer) passed away, he was having trouble breathing, was hospitalized and diagnosed with a blood clot.
“Cowboy” Bob Kelly, president of the Cauliflower Alley Club, says he saw Paul Bearer over the weekend and the legendary WWE manager was in bad health with a severe breathing problem. He was reportedly telling people people he was going to seek treatment for what he called “respiratory issues,” which turned out to be complications from the blood clot.
The following video has surfaced of Paul Bearer at the 2013 Legends Award at The 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Wrestlers Reunion in Mobile, Alabama over the weekend. Despite the fact that he’s in a wheel chair and does show signs of breathing difficulties, his sense of humor is still spot on and he still knows how to work a crowd: