The Professional wrestling world mourns today as Leon white the man they called Vader passed away at 63.
It was announced by his son via twitter.
It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that my father, Leon White, passed away on Monday night (6/18/18) at approximately 7:25pm. pic.twitter.com/dP4CNaMuXa— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) June 20, 2018
Vader, who was known as one of the best "Big Men" in the business had a series of heart issues including open heart surgery earlier this year. Vader passed away after a severe case of Pneumonia that his heart couldn't take.
This had led to several professional wrestlers sending the condolences via social media.
Maaaaan...Vader was my guy as a child and was a sweetheart when he came down to FCW to help train us. I’m forever grateful for the conversations I was able to share with him. Condolences to Leon’s son, Jesse, and the rest of his family.— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) June 20, 2018
GOD BLESS VADER FOREVER— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) June 20, 2018
Vader’s last @WWE PPV was a match with me, he wanted me to kick out of his finish/he told me “today you get the old Vader, I want it to mean something when you win.” RIP big man, and thanks! #respect pic.twitter.com/t3FiP2jMmh— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) June 20, 2018
Vader was also a frequent guest on "Boy Meets World" where he played Frankie Stecchino's father. The Actor who played Stecchino, Ethan Suplee posted this on his Instagram.