Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker has died after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach on Sunday night.
He also was the lineal lightweight and welterweight champion and won the lightweight gold medal in the 1984 Olympics game by beating Luis Ortiz from Cuba.
Whitaker was crossing the road when he was hit by a pickup truck, police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver remained there to be interviewed by police, authorities said.
Whitaker fought as a professional boxer from 1984 to 2001 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007
He fought as a professional 46 times, winning 40 of those bouts – 17 by knockout.