Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker's Death

Born (Birthday) January 2, 1964

Death Date July 14, 2019

Age of Death 55 years

Cause of Death Traffic Collision

Place of Death Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Place of Burial Norfolk

Profession Boxer

The boxer Pernell Whitaker died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed Sweet Pea, he won the gold medal as a lightweight boxer in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles.

He had a rivalry with Angel Herrera Vera.

In 2006, he was induced into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Personal Life

He had four children with his ex-wife Rovanda.

In a great boxing match, he lost to Oscar De La Hoya on April 12, 1997.

How did Pernell Whitaker die?

Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker, legendary boxer, dies after he’s hit by a vehicle. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, considered one of the greatest lightweight boxers of all time, died Sunday after he was hit by a vehicle in Virginia, police said. He was 55 years old.