NJPW WWE Star Leon Allen White AKA “Big Van Vader” Dead At 63 Says Family

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(THECOUNT) – Wrestling star Big Van Vader has died at age 63, according to his family. He was 63.

“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,” a tweet on the Big Van Vader account said.

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“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.” source

Better known by his eventually shortened ring name “Vader,” Leon Allen White most notably performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) during the 1990s and 2000s.

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