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Rocky V Star Tommy Morrison Passes Away At 44

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You remember Rocky V, right? The One where Sylvester Stallone takes on a rookie boxer to train? Of course you do — and that rookie boxer was a man named Tommy Morrison.

Not only was he talented on the screen, but he was extremely talented off the screen as well. In 1993 he took home a real title, taking down George Foreman in the heavyweight championship. He was IMPRESSIVE.

Unfortunately, though, with heavy hearts we bring you the news of his passing at 44 years old. He lost his fight with AIDS, something even a great boxer can't beat.

Apparently Tommy had been in the hospital for several months, before he died peacefully with his wife by his side. His long-time boxing promoter confirmed the death.

Here's a sad bit of info: in 1996, Tommy tested positive for HIV. Because the sport almost guarantees you'll come in contact with another person's blood at some point, this ended Tommy's career. He then denied having it, and denied that the disease even existed.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

[Image via AP Images.]

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