Michael Moody, the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Paul Bearer, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, September 21, 2023, according to his brother Daniel Moody. The cause of death has not been revealed yet, but it is speculated that it might be related to a heart condition. Michael Moody was 34 years old.
A Devoted Son and Brother
Michael Moody was one of the two sons of William Alvin Moody, better known as Paul Bearer, the iconic manager of The Undertaker and Kane in WWE. Paul Bearer died on March 5, 2013, due to a heart attack caused by supraventricular tachycardia. He was 58 years old.
Michael and his brother Daniel accepted their father’s WWE Hall of Fame induction on behalf of him in April 2014. They also approved the Paul Bearer segments that WWE did on RAW after their father’s death, which involved CM Punk stealing and desecrating his urn.
Michael Moody was very close to his brother Daniel, who announced his passing on Facebook with a heartfelt message: “I hate to have to post this. But I just got off the phone with my mom. My brother Michael James Moody passed away in his sleep last night. I don’t know what else to say right now. I love you and miss you Mike.”
A Brave Firefighter and a Passionate Wrestling Fan
Michael Moody was not only a devoted son and brother, but also a brave firefighter and a passionate wrestling fan. He followed his father’s footsteps and became a firefighter in Alabama. He served as an assistant chief for the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department.
He was also an avid follower of professional wrestling, especially WWE. He attended many wrestling events with his father and brother, and met several wrestlers backstage. He was friends with many WWE superstars, such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, and The Undertaker.
WWE expressed its condolences to the Moody family on its official website: “WWE is saddened to learn that Michael Moody, the son of legendary manager Paul Bearer, has passed away. The announcement was made on the Facebook page of Moody’s brother Daniel. Earlier this year, both Michael and Daniel accepted Paul Bearer’s WWE Hall of Fame induction on behalf of their father. WWE extends its condolences to the Moody family.”
Many wrestlers also paid tribute to Michael Moody on social media, such as Mick Foley, Edge, Natalya, and Kane. They praised him for his courage, kindness, and love for his family and wrestling.
A Tragic Loss for the Wrestling and Firefighting Communities
Michael Moody’s death is a tragic loss for both the wrestling and firefighting communities. He was a young man who had a lot to offer to the world. He was a loyal son, a loving brother, a brave firefighter, and a passionate wrestling fan. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and fans.
Rest in peace, Michael Moody. Thank you for your service and your support. You will always be remembered as part of the wrestling and firefighting families.