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Wrestler Big Van Vader Says He Has 'Two Years to Live' Due to 'Congestive Heart Failure'

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Wrestler Big Van Vader has revealed he is dealing with a life-threatening condition.

The former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) star – born Leon White – announced on Twitter Monday that he was told by cardiologists that he has two years life expectancy.

“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,” the former three-time heavyweight champion wrote in one tweet.

Vader, 61, joined the WCW in 1990 after playing two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams in 1978 and 1979, during which he won Super Bowl XIV at the end of his second season. He was forced to retire due to a knee injury.

Vader also had television appearances on Boy Meets World in 1995 and Baywatch (1996).