WWE Legend Vader Dies Of Heart Failure

Jun. 20 2018, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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WWE legend Vader has died. has learned the 63-year-old wrestler lost his battle with congestive heart failure this past Monday, June 18, after two years of suffering.

"WWE is saddened to learn that Leon White, better known to WWE audiences as Vader, passed away Monday night at the age of 63," the association wrote on Twitter.

His son, Jake Carter, also shared a touching comments about his father's untimely death.

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"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," he wrote on Twitter.

Radar readers recall the WWE champ spoke of his condition in the past, and even predicted his death in 2016.

"Told by 2.heart Drs at this time that my heart is wore out from football & wrestling I have 2 yrs to live , congestive heart failure reality," he tweeted in November of 2016.

While earlier this year he told fans that he believed his heart surgery had been a success, it seems his body finally gave up.

"Yesterday I had a surgery on my heart .My heart had shifted to an A-Fib irregular heart beat A person in a fib has substanily increased chance of Heart Attack &Stroke.The surgery was to put the HEART in normal sinus was a success" he tweeted this May 9.

RIP Vader.

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