WWE’s first-magnitude star Big Van Vader (real name Leon Allen White), which made a name in the ring, and then in films and TV shows such as Boy Meets World, died at the age of 63 in USA, his son tweeted about it.
Big Van Vader wrestler was born in 1955 and started his career in sports with American football. But because of the injury he was forced to leave and switched to wrestling in the mid-eighties. At the same time, his famous red leather mask – “in Japanese style” appeared.
During his career which, like Big Van’s personal life, was not always smooth and even, Vader WWE gained many titles and awards, having got considerable fame outside the ring.
In particular, he starred in the series “Baywatch” and “Boy Meets World”, the action movie “Fist of the North Star” (1995), where he played Goliath, in the documentary biopic “Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, 1998” and a huge number of specialized videos.
In May 2018, he successfully underwent heart operation, and the doctors thought that the condition was finally normalized. However it turned out differently – Bin Van Vader caught pneumonia and again he was laid up in the clinic, which he could not leave any more, like another wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow. The wrestler became famous in the early 90’s. In 1996, Bin Van Vader was in the Hall of Fame Wrestling Observer Newsletter, becoming the first heavyweight champion of non-Japanese origin.
As a football player, Vadar has achieved really great success. At CU’s 1975, he was considered one of the best players in college football history. He also had a verbal contract with the All-American and All-Big Eight from 1976-77, and even played pre-season in All-American before the knee injury. This trauma forced our hero to do away with football … Also, Leon White was awarded a bachelor’s degree in the Business Administration, where he also studied.