Published Feb 26, 2016Tony Burton, a veteran actor best known for playing Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed's trainer Duke in the Rocky franchise, has passed away. He was 78.
Burton's cause of death has not been revealed, but the actor was reportedly hospitalized several times over the last year.
In addition to the Rocky movies, Burton's long and storied career also included the role of Larry Durkin in The Shining.
Apollo Creed actor Carl Weathers remembered Burton on Twitter: