Former WWE wrestler star Vader dies at 63 - MRCAESAR.COM

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Former WWE wrestler star Vader dies at 63




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Leon White pictured with his son Jesse in 2004; Jesse also became wrestler under the name Jake Carter
Former US professional wrestling superstar Leon White - better known as Vader by his fans - has died aged 63.
His son tweeted: "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."
For years he performed at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The 1.93m (6.3ft) athlete was known for his physicality and aerial manoeuvres.
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. pic.twitter.com/hJYjumvxjH
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) June 20, 2018
His career somewhat faded in recent years, although he continued making sporadic appearances in different promotions.
He also made appearances in TV shows Baywatch and Boy Meets World.
The WWE said it "is saddened to learn" that Leon White passed away.
WWE is saddened to learn that Leon White, better known to WWE audiences as Vader, passed away Monday night at the age of 63. https://t.co/UNIbdS680I
— WWE (@WWE) June 20, 2018
Vader's wrestling colleagues and fans also paid tributes to the wrestling legend.

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