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It’s with a heavy heart that I report boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was hit by a car and killed on Sunday night in Virginia Beach.

He was 55.

TMZ reports:

We’re told officials received a call around 10:04 PM in response to an accident at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road.  

When cops arrived, they located the man who had been hit by a vehicle who was in really bad shape — and our sources tell us that man was Pernell Whitaker. 

Emergency medical personnel at the scene tried to resuscitate Whitaker — even performing CPR on him — but unfortunately, Whitaker succumbed to his injuries and died.

Floyd Mayweather took to social media to pay his respects to Pernell Whitaker and posted a photo of them together.

The photo was taken the day before Pernell was killed.

Pernell Whitaker leaves five children behind to cherish his memory.

My sincerest condolences to his family and all who loved Sweet Pea.

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