The Oscar nominated actor took to social media to remember his friend who appeared in the Rocky franchise on the flip…
CelebNMusic247.com got word that Tony Burton had died at the age of 78. Burton appeared in movies like ALL of the “Rocky” movies, “The Shining” and “Stir Crazy.” Prior to acting Burton was himself a professional light heavyweight boxer and football player.
It was reported that Burton had apparently been very ill and was unable to see “Creed.”
Earlier today “Rocky” co-star Carl Weathers confirmed the death in a tweet, “RIP Tony Burton. intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movie successful #BePeace.”
Tonight, the 69-year-old actor captioned a screen cap from the movie on his Instagram account.
Sly writes (above):
“Tony Burton who played the character of Duke brilliantly in all six Rocky movies… Rest in peace.”