TMZ.com is reporting that Paul Bearer (real name William Moody) was treated for a blood clot just three days before his passing.

"Cowboy" Bob Kelly, president of the Cauliflower Alley Club, told TMZ he saw Bearer on March 2, and Paul appeared to be in poor health.  He was having difficulty breathing and standing for long periods of time.  He apparently went to the hospital immediately following the event.  Kelly was later told Bearer was being treated for a blood clot.

It is important to know that we have no information whether this was the cause of death, however it may have contributed to it if true.

We will have more details as they are available.