By Carlos Delgado
Here are a few fun facts about Darth Vader, courtesy of Democrat & Chronicle, that you probably didn’t know. And no, we’re talking about the Dark Lord of the Sith from Star Wars. We’re talking about the other Darth Vader.
- He was born Eric Welch, is 43 years old, and lives in Canandaigua, New York.
- A longtime Star Wars fan, Welch changed his name to Darth Vader last year.
- But he had to promise he wouldn’t make money using Vader’s likeness.
- Vader grew up in eight foster homes and attended 15 different schools.
- Because he grew up foster care, Vader says he has no strong family ties to his birth name.
- For 13 years Vader battled leukemia and is currently on the bone marrow transplant list.
- He has a 20 year old daughter, Alexis Welch.
- Darth Vader lives in the Milky Way Galaxy, has never been to Tatooine, is not proficient with the force, and did not kill Obi Wan Kenobi.
- No word on if he’s a Raiders fan, but we suspect he’d fit right in at a game.