‘Vader’ Leon White Dead at Age 63

Leon White, the football star turned professional wrestler known as Vader and Big Van Vader, has died. He was 63 years old, and had been battling numerous health issues in recent years.  WWE.com reported that White died on Monday night, June 18; White’s son said he died around 7:25 p.m. local time in Colorado. He had been battling pneumonia for a month.

Read the rest of Leon’s obituary here, courtesy of SLAM! Wrestling authors Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson.

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