Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died at a Nebraska hospital. He was 44.
Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night. The family would not disclose the cause of death. Morrison tested positive for HIV in 1996. Long after he disclosed his status, Morrison began denying it and was reported as saying HIV was a myth.
The name of the hospital where he died has not been disclosed.
Online biographies say Morrison won the Gold Gloves in Kansas City in 1988. He advanced to the National Gloves in Omaha after that.
In 1993, Morrison beat George Foreman to win the World Boxing Organization heavyweight title. He lost to Lennox Lewis in 1995.
Morrison was born in Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma.