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Burt Young Dead at 83: Fans Mourn Loss of ‘Rocky’ Actor Online

Burt Young Dead at 83: Fans Mourn Loss of ‘Rocky’ Actor Online

Legendary Rocky actor Burt Young has died at the age of 83. The cause of his death is currently unknown.

The New York Times is reporting that he passed away in Los Angeles, California on October 8th. The news was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser.

Once the news broke, fans quickly took to the internet to share their condolences and memories. His career, which spanned over 6 decades, left a lasting impact on many.

The Rocky franchise is without a doubt a highlight of Young’s career. Over the course of 6 films, he left fans with many quotable lines—some of which are being shared on social media.

Young’s “Paulie” character in the Rocky franchise changed quite a bit over each film. The character seemed to be softened by life over time. But early on, he was the hard-nosed tough guy that Rocky needed in his corner to reach his full potential.

Burt Young Was a Star on Screen Outside of the ‘Rocky’ Franchise

While Young may be best remembered for his work in the Rocky movies, he also appeared in other notable films. Many fans will remember him in Chinatown, The Gambler, and The Killer Elite.

Memories of non-Rocky films are also on the minds of those who loved Young’s work online.