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WWE Hall of Famer ‘Luscious’ Johnny Valiant Killed After Being Hit by a Truck

Thomas Sullivan, aka “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, is dead after a pickup truck hit him in Ross Township, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Valiant, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, was 71.

Police said that Valiant ran across a busy road, not in a crosswalk, when he was struck by the truck, WXPI reports. The driver of the truck remained at the scene, according to the report.

Valiant won multiple tag-team titles as a member of the Valiant brothers in the 1970s. The Valiant brothers, with bleach-blond hair and flamboyant style helped usher in an outrageous brand of wrestling that took over in the 80s, according to their WWE bio.

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Valiant also managed Hulk Hogan and prominent 80s tag-teams before working as a color commentator for WWE broadcasts.

WWE and professional wrestlers expressed their appreciation for Valiant on Twitter.

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