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Hall Of Fame Boxer Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dies After Being Struck By Car

Hall of Fame boxer Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia over the weekend. He was 55. The Virginia Beach Police Department said in a news release that a man was hit by a vehicle around 10 p.m. ET on Sunday at an intersection west of downtown Virginia Beach and pronounced dead at the scene. Police later identified the victim as Whitaker, who won world titles in four divisions during his career and also earned a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics.  ...Read more