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Vader Death

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Vader Death – Pneumonia 1955-2018 (Age 63) Vader has died at age 63. The son of the legendary wrestling big man has confirmed his death via Twitter. Leon White died on Monday night, June 18th, 2018 after a month long battle with pneumonia. White had also been battling heart issues. Most of Vader’s wrestling success was in Japan and with WCW, though he took part in plenty of WWF storylines in the mid 90s. Vader’s Football Career Prior to getting into a wrestling ring, White saw success on the gridiron – and his massive frame, combined with an unfathomable agility, made him a star. In the mid 70s, White played for the University of Colorado as a top ranked center. By 1978 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. Though his career in the NFL was short, Vader holds the distinction of being one of only two full-time professional

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Sir Oliver Humperdink Death

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Sir Oliver Humperdink – Complications from Pneumonia and Bladder Cancer 1949-2011 (age 62) John Sutton, known to wrestling fans as Sir Oliver Humperdink, was a manager with a career spanning three decades. Perhaps best known as the manager for the original Hollywood Blonds, Sir Oliver also managed several other notable talent including Greg Valentine, and One Man Gang early in their careers. 1980: Sir Oliver with the late Lord Alfred Hayes Sir Oliver and Bam Bam After spending considerable time with FCW (Florida), Sir Oliver transitioned to the WWF (now WWE) in 1987. He managed Bam Bam Bigelow, notably making an appearance at WrestleMania IV. The duo would move to NWA in 1988. By the early 90s, Humperdink was with WCW under the unfortunate moniker of “Big Daddy Dink”. Notably during his WCW Run, Humperdink managed one of the last incarnations of the Freebirds. Sir Oliver Humperdink Death Slam reports that Humperdink

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Buddy Roberts Death

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Buddy Roberts Death – Pneumonia 1947-2012 (age 65) Dale Hey, or “Buddy Roberts”, as he was known to wrestling fans, rose to fame in the 80s with the Fabulous Freebirds. Prior to his run with the ‘Birds, Buddy was part of the original Hollywood Blondes, alongside Jerry Brown. Though the Hollywood Blondes name is more commonly linked to Steve Austin and the late Brian Pillman, the original incarnation is not to be overlooked. In 2012, Jim Ross noted “the original Hollywood Blondes of Roberts and Brown were one of the most underrated tag teams ever in the business.” The Fabulous Freebirds Alongside his Freebird cohorts, Michael “PS” Hayes and Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, Buddy Roberts and the Freebirds were a fixture of 1980s professional wrestling. Perhaps their most notable feud taking place against the Von Erichs in WCCW. The Von Erich’s were the baby faces of WCCW, a promotion which was owned by

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Chris Candido Death

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Chris Candido Death – Pneumonia 1972-2005 (age 33) Before his life was cut short, Skip Candido had an impressive wrestling career spanning several promotions. He is arguably most remembered as being “Skip” from the WWF. Alongside valet (and real-life girlfriend) Sunny – the duo were known as The Bodydonnas. The Bodydonnas gimmick portrayed Skip and Sunny as arrogant work-out freaks, continuously taunting the crowd for being fat and out of shape. Aside from his run with the Bodydonnas, Candido spent a brief period in the WCW. He stayed long enough to pick up a Cruiserweight title, but ultimately would head to the independents. Prior to Candido’s WCW run, he spent 1996-1999 with ECW. He had a successful run with the promotion and was given the moniker “No Gimmicks Needed” – appropriate considering the WWE had given him a pretty ridiculous gimmick with the Bodydonnas. In 1995, Wrestling Observer named Chris Candido the Most Underrated Wrestler of the Year,

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