Former Champion Wrestler "Vader" Passed Away At 63 Due To The Permanent Health Problems

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June 21, 2018 13:20 By Fabiosa

Leon Allen White, better known as Big Van Vader, passed away after heart condition deterioration at night on June 18. The former professional WWE wrestler and NFL football player had just undergone surgery but didn’t manage to recover.

Amazing career

If you have never seen his Vadersault, it means you have never watched the real wrestling. His Japan success was marked with an exclusive aerial maneuver he performed on the ring, which was announced the best wrestling trick in 1993.

Before his fighting career, Vader played as an offensive lineman and was drafted by the Rams in the 3rd round of the 1978 NFL Draft. He had a son, Jesse White, who also tried to take after his father but was fired from WWE in 2013.

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Tragic end

Unfortunately, Jesse announced about his father’s death on Monday. The big and scary Vader suffered from cognitive heart failure for two years and even underwent the open-heart surgery. Two months ago, Leon claimed he was feeling fine and was about to leave the hospital.

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A month after that, Vader’s son announced his dad was diagnosed with unpleasant pneumonia, drastically deteriorating his health. The 3-time WCW heavyweight champ eventually died on June 18 due to the heart stop that turned out not to be strong enough even after the surgery.

Fans tributes

The fans are mourning the wrestler. Twitter users keep reminiscing about the most memorable moments and keep sending Vader their sincerest condolences.

We hope the big boy found a better place up there and feels no pain in his strong heart.

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