American actor Burt Young, who played Paulie, Rocky's legendary friend in Sylvester Stallone's films, has died at the age of 83, according to media such as the 'New York Times'. The actor, who grew up in Queens, New York, died on October 8, although the news has not been known until now. It was his daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser, who confirmed the news.

Over the course of his long career, Young appeared in more than 160 film credits, playing tough guy roles mostly. In addition, in the 50s he also served in the United States Marines.

One of his most legendary roles was played in Rocky as Paulie, an alcoholic butcher who is friends with the boxer. His role in the first film of the saga earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

He has also participated in other titles such as 'Chinatown' or 'Once Upon a Time America'.

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