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Breaking News: Boxing LEGEND Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker dead at 55

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Boxing legend Pernell Whitaker was killed Sunday night after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach. He was only 55.

Officials received a call around 10:04 PM in response to an accident at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road. Emergency medical personnel at the scene tried to resuscitate Whitaker but unfortunately, the four-weight world champion succumbed to his injuries and died.

Boxing royalty and other fans have taken to social media to offer condolences and to remember champ. Open the stack to see a few of the highlights.

Co-founder of @stackerdecks @solegrind // @redsox @patriots @celtics @bruins fan // Defending AFL-A Fantasy Football Champion.

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