#1 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

Just heard now that he died today at 58. :(

RIP

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#2 Edited by Itwastuesday (955 posts) -

I couldn't play SimCity and so I came to browse the forums and this is just going all bad tonight. That way sucks.

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18939 posts) -

That stinks. He was great when he did his thing. So sad.

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (14717 posts) -

As I said in the wrestling thread. I'm just bewildered right now. Its going to take some time to process this one. I dunno he was always one of those guys you never thought was going to go.

#6 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Just fought his last casket match . . . and lost.

#7 Posted by Azurath (294 posts) -

I am not sure why I am so sad over this.

I am a huge wrestling fan, and I actually shed a couple tears when I read about this, but that isn't really normal for me. Then again, I basically cried when Cena lost at WM to Rocky, so I don't know why I'm surprised.

#8 Posted by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

I haven't followed wrestling for over 10 years but Paul Bearer was one of the best fucking personalities and they're never going to match what he did.

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#9 Posted by hwy_61 (922 posts) -

Aw. RIP.

#10 Posted by iceman228433 (616 posts) -

This sucks, but man you could see it coming a mile away.

#11 Edited by TyCobb (1960 posts) -

Crap. Wished he was at the show last night. It wasn't Old School with out Paul Bearer.

#12 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

Nooo! I'm not even a wrestling fan, but everything about Paul Bearer was awesome.

#13 Posted by StarvingGamer (8126 posts) -

:'(

#14 Edited by Miketakon (513 posts) -

My favorite manager

#15 Posted by rentacop (107 posts) -

Another key personality from the best wrestling era. RIP :(

#16 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11585 posts) -

Paul Bearer and Hugo Chavez on the same day? And they were both 58? Weird.

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#18 Posted by mellotronrules (1179 posts) -

RIP P.B. although given his association with the undertaker, i'm sure he'll have no problem crossing the river styx.

#19 Edited by ajamafalous (11933 posts) -

RIP. Always hate it when people associated with the wrestling industry go.

It's a shame his death will be overshadowed by dying the same day as Hugo Chavez.

#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7069 posts) -

Paul Bearer and Hugo Chavez on the same day? And they were both 58? Weird.

Wait. Do we have a picture of them in the same room at all?

RIP Hugo "Paul Bearer" Chavez. I'm not a wrestling fan at all but the dude had a cool concept.

#21 Posted by Zebracal (74 posts) -

RIP Paul Bearer. What was the cause of death?

#22 Posted by AiurFlux (902 posts) -

I'm not a wrestling fan anymore but I did watch it when I was younger and he still is one of the standouts from all those years ago. Probably one of the most recognizable people out there. It's a shame, but you really can't weigh over 500 pounds without it impacting your health and leading to an early grave. Still he left his mark and that's all anyone can hope to do and he's at peace now.

#23 Posted by Demoskinos (14717 posts) -

@aiurflux: He lost a lot of weight. He had a gastric bypass surgery a few years ago.

#24 Edited by Marcsman (3177 posts) -

RIP caretaker of the urn

#25 Edited by Krullban (1034 posts) -

@aiurflux said:

I'm not a wrestling fan anymore but I did watch it when I was younger and he still is one of the standouts from all those years ago. Probably one of the most recognizable people out there. It's a shame, but you really can't weigh over 500 pounds without it impacting your health and leading to an early grave. Still he left his mark and that's all anyone can hope to do and he's at peace now.

Here was a picture of him 10 days ago. He lost a lot of weight because of surgery.

#26 Posted by AiurFlux (902 posts) -

I know he had gastric bypass surgery guys, my point was even weighing 500 pounds for a second can be hell on your health. And having gastric bypass surgery doesn't magically pull people out of the woods, it itself is a fairly risky surgery. I've heard stories about people dying because of it. Hell my own auntie had it and she died a month after. It's not just 500 pounds, weighing 300 pounds or even 250 pounds is just as hazardous to a persons health.

#27 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3131 posts) -

He was legendary, rest in piece big guy.

#28 Edited by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Not a huge wrestling fan but always enjoyed seeing him & Undertaker. RIP.

#29 Posted by csl316 (8342 posts) -

Just thinking about him brings a nostalgiac smile to my face. What a great entertainer. RIP

#30 Posted by stryker1121 (1392 posts) -

Watched a few YouTube vids of Bearer doing his thing. The man had charisma - one of the best out-of-ring personalities in wrestling.

#31 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

There has to be a dedication during Taker and Punk's WM match

#32 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

There has to be a dedication during Taker and Punk's WM match

#33 Edited by chocolaterhinovampire (1288 posts) -

pour one out