R.I.P. Big Van Vader

Wrestling superstar Leon White, AKA Vader has passed away this week due to heart failure at the age of 63. One of the best big man wrestlers of all time, Vader was a star in NJPW, All Japan, WCW, WWF and all around the world. He was the first non Japanese wrestler to hold the IWGP title in Japan, and at one point in time held simultaneous heavyweight titles in Mexico, Japan and Europe. Hell, the big bastard even had his eyeball knocked out in a match with Stan Hansen. Vader just took off his mask, popped his eyeball back into his socket and continued the match until a no contest ruling was decided. This illustration was created earlier this year when rumors started going around about Leon's state of health. 

RIP big man. 

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