WWE Legend And Powerhouse Big Van Vader Dead At 63

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WWE legend Big Van Vader, who made a name for himself in the ring and later in movies and TV shows, passed away at the age of 63, his son announced on Twitter.

“Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time,” Vader’s son, wrestler Jesse Wright tweeted Wednesday morning.

Leon White, better known by his ring name Big Van Vader was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016 and the powerhouse had only 2 years to live.

In April, 2018, Vader revealed that he was recovering from a successful open-heart surgery that he underwent in March. However, Vader’s good health post-surgery was nothing short of gnarly.

Vader had become a household name due to his numerous guest appearances on the hit ABC series “Boy Meets World”, where he played himself, but as the father of one of Corey Matthews’ pals, and occasional bully, Frankie Stechino. The big man also played himself on “Baywatch” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and also appeared in “Fist of the North Star”.

Standing at 6ft 5in, the 63-year old wrestler was a powerhouse in the WWE from 1996 to 1998 and was famous for his groundbreaking “Vadersault” despite weighing a massive 450 lbs. Vader also clashed with the likes of Mick Foley during his WWE stint.

Rest In Peace, Big Van Vader.

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