R.I.P.: Tony Burton, 'Rocky' Actor, Dead At 78

  • by: Jeremy Smith
R.I.P.: Tony Burton, 'Rocky' Actor, Dead At 78

Tony Burton, the actor who played Tony "Duke" Evers in the "Rocky" movies has died. He was 78.

The former football player and boxer appeared alongside Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers in the first six films of the hit franchise as Apollo Creed's trainer.

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Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories, www.leadstories.com, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

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