On his Instagram, Sylvester Stallone posted a black-and-white throwback photo of himself with his Rocky co-star Burt Young, to mourn the actor’s passing.
Stallone, 77, remembered his “dear friend” as “an incredible man and artist,” adding, “I and the World will miss you very much…RIP.”
Young’s manager confirmed to ABC News that the actor, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for playing Paulie Pennino, the butcher and brother of Talia Shire‘s Adrian in 1976’s Rocky, died October 8 in Los Angeles.
Young went on to reprise the role in all six of the Oscar-winning movie’s sequels, including 2006’s Rocky Balboa.
No cause of death was made public for the 83-year-old, who had more than 160 TV and movie credits, including M*A*S*H* and The Sopranos on the small screen, and films including Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Back to School.
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