We have some sad news to share. Vader has passed away at the age of 63.
The former WCW World Champion, real name Leon White, left this earth on Monday night. On November 14, 2016, he announced that he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure due to his football and wrestling careers. White went in for heart surgery on March 12, 2018.
The following was posted on his official Twitter account:
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. pic.twitter.com/dP4CNaMuXa
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