We are sad to report that Leon White, who many fans know as former WCW Champion Vader, has passed away at the age of 63. The news broke on his official Twitter account via his son Jesse White.
Vader was a monster heel during the early 90's in WCW. He won championships in several promotions including All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and the Universal Wrestling Federation, among other organizations.
In recent years, he has talked about his health issues, most notably issues with his heart. Vader's son noted on Twitter that his father was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia about a month ago and he was making progress but his heart gave out.
Vader passed away on Monday night.
We send along condolences to his friends and family.