WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Johnny Valiant dies after being hit by a truck

Former WWE star "Luscious" Johnny Valiant was tragically killed while crossing a street in a Pittsburgh suburb on Wednesday.

Brittany King

WWE star "Luscious" Johnny Valiant has died.  


The former pro-wrestler was killed while crossing a street in a Pittsburgh suburb, multiple outlets confirm. The Allegheny County medical examiner released a statement stating that the 71-year-old died Wednesday morning at a hospital. 


Valiant was struck just before 5:30 a.m. while crossing a street in Ross Township, about 8 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Police reportedly do not suspect foul play, and according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as of now, no charges have been filed.


"At this point in the investigation, there is no indication that this was anything other than a terrible accident," Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp told TribLive.

When you're a tag team champion, when youre an active wrestler in the ring, you get hurt a lot and you have a lot of commitments to maintain nightly. So, by and large, I didnt miss that at all.