Former WWE wrestler, manager and after radio star “Luscious” Johnny Valiant has died.
The 71-year-old – whose genuine name was Thomas Sullivan – was strike by a pick-up lorry while channel a highway in his hometown in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
He was conspicuous passed during a hospital. Mr Valiant wrestled alongside his theatre brother, Jimmy Valiant, in a 1970s.
After his career in a ring, he managed wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake.
He after went on to star in such radio array as The Sopranos and Law Order.
According to internal reports, Mr Valiant was strike as he ran opposite a highway in North Hills, a suburb of Pittsburgh, in a early hours of Thursday. He was not during a channel point.
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In a 1970s he teamed adult with another wrestler to form a Valiant Brothers. The span won a series of championships.
After a government career in a 1980s, Mr Valiant changed into acting. Alongside his radio appearances, he seemed in a 2008 film The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke.
His Twitter autobiography reads: “WWF Hall of Fame Wrestler. Three Time Tag Team Champ. Manager of Champions. Comedian.”