`Rocky` fame actor Tony Burton passes away at 78

Washington, D.C., Feb. 27(ANI): Actor Tony Burton, who was best known for his role as Tony `Duke` Evers in the `Rocky` franchise, has passed away at the age of 78 in Sun City, California.

Expressing his condolence, Sylvester Stallone recently took to his Instagram page and shared a throwback his pic with Burton from the movie, with the message, “Tony Burton who played the character of Duke brilliantly in all six Rocky movies. Rest in peace”, E! Online reports.

Carl Weathers tweeted, “Sad news. RIP Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace.”

His sister Loretta Kelley informed that her brother was sick for a while, but did not give a cause of his death.

Burton, who was known for playing a boxing trainer in all six of the `Rocky` films, was survived by his wife Rae and his daughter Juanita. (ANI)

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