WWE Hall of Famer 'Luscious' Johnny Valiant has died after he was hit by a pickup truck on Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh.

According to WPXI, Valiant had run across busy McKnight Road near Siebert Road when he was struck just before 5.30am and he was not in the crosswalk.

Valiant, 71, whose real name is Thomas Sullivan, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ross Township Det Brian Kohlhepp told the news station: 'We do have witnesses. There was other traffic on McKnight [Road] at the time, so we were able to speak with people who actually witnessed the accident.'
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He added that an investigation is underway but that there is 'no indication that this was anything other than a terrible accident at this point.'