WWE Star Big Van Vader Dead At 63, Son Announces On Twitter
By Sasha Savitsky, Fox News // June 20, 2018
(FOX NEWS) – WWE star Vader, who made a name for himself in the ring and later in films and TV shows such as “Boy Meets World,” has died 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.
Vader, whose real name was Leon White, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2016. According to TMZ, he was given only two years to live.
Vader, who also went by Big Van Vader in the ring, revealed in April he was recovering well from open-heart surgery he had in March.
Although the strongman said at the time that he was in good health, his surgery scar was nothing short of gnarly.
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