Energetic actor, Tony Burton who was known as Tony “Duke” Evers in Rocky, has died. He was 78. Burton’s co-star Carl Weathers confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday.
“E_Woodyard @TheSlyStallone Sad news. RIP Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful. #BePeace,” Weathers wrote on Twitter.
According to MLIve, Burton’s younger sister Loretta Kelley also confirmed the news and said that the actor had intermittently spent time in the hospital over the last year, but was never given an official diagnosis.