William Moody, known to millions worldwide as Paul Bearer, the eerily charismatic WWE manager of The Undertaker and Kane, has died. He was 58.

A statement on the WWE website read: "WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Moody, aka Paul Bearer.

"Moody made his WWE debut in 1991 as the manager of The Undertaker and went on to become a memorable part of WWE over the course of the next 20 years."

Watch a classic clip of William Moody in action as Paul Bearer here.

It is reported that the former wrestler, who also starred as Percival Pringle III in World Class Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, had experienced numerous health problems.

Paying tribute, Hulk Hogan wrote on Twitter: "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."