BREAKING: WWE Legend Vader Dies At Age 63
It’s a sad day for wrestling fans after news broke on Wednesday that Leon “‘Big Van’ Vader” White had tragically passed away.
His son announced the sad news via his father’s Twitter account:
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
White, 63, passed away following what was described as a “severe case of pneumonia” on Monday night, after years battling multiple serious health issues related to his heart.
WWE legend Mick Foley paid tribute to his friend shortly after the announcement:
My heart is heavy with the news of Leon White’s passing. He was an amazing performer who brought out the very best in so many. Best big man ever, the most effective monster heel of his generation. My heartfelt prayers to his loved ones, and my gratitude for having known him. pic.twitter.com/uy3yBfwZOs
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) June 20, 2018