Boxer Tommy Morrison of "Rocky V" fame dies at 44

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)-- Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44.

Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death. Morrison tested positive for HIV in February 2006.

In 1993, Morrison beat George Foreman to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title. His last fight was in 2005, a loss to Lennox Lewis.

Morrison was born in Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma.

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