Brian Fritz Contributor @BrianFritz Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET Each week, Sporting News runs down the biggest stories in the world of professional wrestling. Vader dies Few wrestlers struck fear into opponents or fans the way Vader did over a career that spanned more than 30 years. He was frightening in his red-and-black leather striped mask, which intertwined with his snarling face. Sometimes his entrance included him sporting a metal, Middle Ages beast design with smoke coming out of it to create an even more ominous aura. What was truly scary about him, though, was that he was so quick and agile in the ring even though he weighed about 450 pounds. MORE: WWE 2018 PPV schedule On Tuesday, one of Vader’s sons announced on Twitter that the wrestling superstar — real name Leon White — died Monday at age 63 of complications from open-heart surgery in March. Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time. pic.twitter.com/hJYjumvxjH— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) June 20, 2018 White entered wrestling in the 1980s after his… Read full this story
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