Hollywood Mourns ‘Rocky’ Director John G Avildsen: ‘Quiet and Generous Talent’

Hollywood is mourning the death of John G. Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director of “Rocky” who died Friday at age 81. Paying tribute to a long career that included classics like “The Karate Kid,” Avildsen’s peers noted his artistic legacy and character.

“Your filmmaking legacy remains,” said “Rocky” co-star Carl Weathers, calling Avildsen, “a quiet and generous talent.”

John Avildsen RIP. Your filmmaking legacy remains. #BeLove

Carl Weathers (@TheCarlWeathers)

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