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Van Vader Bio | Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Divorce, Health Probems and Cause of Death (1955-2018)

Van Vader Bio | Biography

Leon Allen White known by his ring name Big Van Vadar was born on 14 May 1955 and died on 18 June 2018. He was an American pro wrestler, and pro football player. He most notably performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) in the 90s and early 2000s. White, gained legendary status in in Japan, he was generally viewed as one of the best super heavyweight wrestlers ever.

White performed as a monstrous wrestler capable of aerial maneuvers such as the Vadersault,, which was voted as the “Best Wrestling Maneuver” for 1993 by Wrestling Observer readers. Among different awards in WCW and Japan, he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship three times each, the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship twice, the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship once, and won the fight imperial headliner of the 1993 Battlebowl pay-per-see. Vader was drafted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.

Birth name Leon Allen White
Born He was born on 14 May 1955 in Lynwood, CaliforniaUnited States

Van Vadar Cause of Death

Van Vadar died on June 18 at roughly 7:25 pm, following a one month period of hospitalization for pneumonia.
Education University of Colorado

Van Vader Spouse(s) | Wife

Grace Connelly (m. 1979; div. 2007)

Van Vader Children

He had 2 children; including Jake Carter, an American professional wrestler and former football player

Ring names

Baby Bull
Big Van Vader
Bull Power
Leon White
Super Vader
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 456 lb (207 kg)

Van Vadar Early life

White was born in Lynwood, California, and spent his early childhood in Compton, California. His father was a US Marine. In his early schooling While attending Los Angeles’ Bell High School, he competed in shot put on the track and field team, wrestled, and played football.

Van Vader Divorce

Due to long years of travel and alcohol abuse, his wife Grace Connelly whom he had married in 1979 divorced him in 2007. The divorce prompted him to quit drinking and travel less frequently.

Van Vader Net Worth

The standard earnings of a professional wrestlers as of 2018 is between $ 500,000 – $ 1 Million USD. There are others who may make more than $ 1 Million USD. From these estimates Van Vader Net Worth was definately above the $ 500,000 mark.

Van Vader Health Problems and Death

White had double knee replacement surgery, bringing about a wound infection, he was confined to bed for a half year. Not long after recuperating, he passed out during a plane trip to Japan for an autograph session with his fans. He was in a coma for 33 days, during which he lost 112 pounds.

On November 8, 2016, White tweeted his involvement in a car accident that left him unconscious for 35 minutes. Six days later, he tweeted he was diagnosed wi congestive heart failure because of his football and wrestling professions. He went to two heart specialists who revealed to him he had two years to live. He later received another opinion from a specialist that was more promising.

In a March 2017 interview on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling web podcast, White clarified that he lamented tweeting about his analysis. He went ahead to express that he would proceed to wrestle and furthermore said that if the tests were proved valid, he would like to die in the ring. Wrestling star Diamond Dallas Page had contacted White and began working with him through Page’s DDP Yoga program with expectations of getting him into shape.

White went in for heart surgery on March 12, 2018, followed by further heart surgery in May 2018 to treat an arrhythmia.

On June 18 at roughly 7:25 pm, following a one month period of hospitalization for pneumonia, White died.


fare thee well Leon White, Big Van Vader, Glob Intel


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