Sylvester Stallone has posted an Instagram tribute to his Rocky sidekick, Burt Young, who died Oct. 8, but whose death just became public today.

Young played the tough-talking butcher and brother of Rocky’s love interest, Adrian, in the film series. He’s best remembered for opening up his meat locker to allow Rocky to practice hammering the hanging slabs of beef in an unorthodox but effective training method.

“To my Dear Friend, BURT YOUNG, you were an incredible man’s and artist, I and the World will miss you very much…RIP,” wrote Stallone, accompanied by a photo of the two.

 

They appeared together in Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa,

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