Here’s the press release Auburn put out ‘concerning the death of Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant’ January 26, 2016 by Jeremy Henderson 7 Comments Like it? Share it! Thanks!1sharesFacebook0TwitterGoogle+0Pinterest1Here’s what new Auburn Sports Information Director David Housel was up to on Jan. 26, 1983 while Auburn fans weren’t rolling Toomer’s Corner. Help TWER to keep on keepin’ on! Related: VIDEO: Rare 1981 interview with Bear Bryant about Pat Dye being hired as Auburn’s football coach.