Paul is introduced already in a state of rigor mortis, mouth agape. Recently divorced, looked healthy, it's a complete shock to the circle of friends. Apparently, his mother found him dead in his room on the morning of Day 1.
"Yeah... The "mystery death" on the news. That was him."
Paul was also a classmate of the circle in high school and sometimes frequented the Stray Sheep, but most of them hadn't seen him since. Paul had a reputation for being a ladies' man in high school. Jonny ran into him a few days before the game begins, and seemed fine, later wishing he had asked.