It is with great sadness that we inform you that one of the best to ever do it, Pernell Whitaker, has passed away at the age of 55.
Rest in Love King! 🙏🏾
Pernell Whitaker 1964-2019 pic.twitter.com/tNznlMbTpo
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) July 15, 2019
The former four-weight world champion (40-4-1) died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, police announced. Domonique, one of the sons of the 1984 Olympic gold medalist posted the following on social media.