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RIP Leon White a.k.a Vader

Scrooge McSuck
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Joined: December 8th, 2004, 2:32 am

June 20th, 2018, 3:32 pm #1

He had health issues for several years and was even given a "death sentence" of X-amount of time to live. I don't think he lived much beyond the original diagnosis. I'll have more to say later.


From F4Wonline.com...
wrote:Vader (real name Leon White), a legendary big man wherever he went in pro wrestling, has passed away at 63 years old.
White's son wrote the following: "It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that my father, Leon White, passed away on Monday night (6/18/18) at approximately 7:25pm. 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."
White underwent successful open heart surgery in March but had a long road to recovery ahead of him. He was hospitalized again in April due to pneumonia, which he tweeted was downgraded to bronchitis. He underwent another surgery in May to repair an irregular heartbeat.
Despite his health problems, White was active in the ring until 2017 and had been vowing to make a comeback even after his open heart surgery. He briefly fainted after a match in Japan last year but claimed it wasn't related to his heart issues.
White was a football player before starting his wrestling career in the AWA. He became a star in both Japan and the United States, wrestling for promotions like NJPW, AJPW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, WCW, and the WWF. He also appeared as a character on a few episodes of "Boy Meets World" in the 1990s.
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HeenanandMonsoon
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June 20th, 2018, 3:48 pm #2

Another wrestling death that stings A LOT Best big man to ever grace the square circle in my book. Terrible loss for the industry and us older fans. RIP Vader.
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