Do you remember Tommy ‘The Machine Gun’ Morrison – a former boxer who starred in “Rocky V“ with Sylvester Stallone, playing a rookie boxer training under Rocky Balboa.
Yes, He died in a Nebraska hospital Sunday night … after a long battle with AIDS.
Morrison’s longtime boxing promoter, Tony Holden, confirmed the death. He said Morrison had been in the hospital for several months battling an illness … he wouldn’t specify what. He died peacefully, his wife by his side.
Back in 1996 Morrison tested positive for HIV, thus ending his boxing career. He later denied having the disease or that it even existed.
He was 44.