Big Van Vader

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Birthday
14, 1955
Birthplace
Lynwood, CA
Death Date
Jun 18, 2018 (63)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1955
Birthplace
Lynwood, CA
Death Date
Jun 18, 2018 (63)

About

Super-heavyweight wrester in the WCW and World Wrestling Federation who was billed at 6'4," 450lbs. 

Before Fame

He started out in the American Wrestling Association on the advice of a friend who remembered him from his college football days. 

Trivia

After several years in Japan he joined the World Championship Wrestling promotion, where he squared off in a bloody match against Cactus Jack. 

Family Life

He was born Leon Allen White. He had one son, Jesse White, who signed a developmental contract with the WWE. His marriage to Grace Connelly lasted from 1979 until 2007.

Associated With

In the WWF he wrestled against The Undertaker, losing only after the interference of Paul Bearer, the Undertaker's former manager.