Became world champion in the heavyweight IWGP and triple world champion in heavy weight WCW
Died in USA the legendary wrestler Leon white, known as big van Vader.This was reported by his son Jesse white. He was 63 years old.
It is reported that he had heart problems. A month ago the former wrestler was diagnosed with pneumonia, all the while he fought the disease, but could not stand the heart, according to Know.Sport.
“About a month ago my father was diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart stopped beating,” wrote white on Twitter.
League WWE expressed their condolences in connection with death of the athlete.
“Vader had memorable battles with such rivals as sting, Ron Simmons becoming the dominant three-time champion of WCW. In 1996, Vader joined the League of the WWE, where he fought against superstars such as Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker. WWE expresses its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Wight”, – is told in the message of promotion.
Big van Vader is the first non-Japanese person who became a world champion in the heavyweight IWGP and triple world champion in heavy weight WCW. Member of Hall of fame Wrestling Observer Newsletter since 1996. White, in addition to wrestling, competing in American football.
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