Wrestling legend Big Van Vader announced he has less than two years to live.
The former WWE star wrote on Twitter, "Told by 2 heart Drs that my heart is wore out I. have been given less than two yrs to live I am only now allowing this as part of my reality."
He added, "Told by 2.heart Drs at this time that my heart is wore out from footbal&wrestling I have 2 yrs to live , [congestive heart] failure reality."
Poor Vader. To me he will always be the best big man of all time. Someone that's style worked in so many different settings.— Allan (@allan_cheapshot) November 15, 2016
Very sad to hear the news about @itsvadertime. One of my all time favorites and who I patterned my style after.— Chief Attakullakulla (@thechiefatta) November 15, 2016
Sending good vibes to @itsvadertime. You're a tough SoB and if there's anybody that could fight this, it's you.— Steve C. (@gnxt7) November 15, 2016
Vader, whose real name is Leon White, has still been wrestling in the independent circuit after leaving the WWE. He is also a former football player who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1978-79.