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Sylvester Stallone is Retiring His Iconic Character Rocky Balboa

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Actor Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram on Wednesday to share with fans that he is retiring his iconic character, Rocky Balboa.

After 40 years and eight movies, Stallone is saying goodbye to the character he loves so much. Stallone posted a farewell video on Instagram to express how grateful he feels to have played the role for so long.

“This is probably my last rodeo.” Stallone said in the video.

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“I thought Rocky was over in 2006 (with the film “Rocky Balboa”); I was very happy with that. Then all of a sudden this young man presented himself (he looked at Michael B. Jordan) and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation, new problems, new adventures.” he continued.

“My story has been told. There’s a whole new world that’s gonna be opening up for the audience, this generation. Thank you very much, (director Steven Caple Jr.), and you, Michael, for making this all possible. Now you have to carry the mantle,” Stallone concluded.

Stallone captioned the post, “I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide world for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years. It’s been my ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you kind and generous people , and The most wonderful thing of all is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ….”

Stallone also posted an awesome photo on Wednesday of  him on the set of Creed II. The sun is shining directly down on Stallone, and he wrote that it was an untouched photo. “Oddly this was the last photo taken during the day on CREED2 …Believe it or not this is an untouched photo… How strange is this…”

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On Thursday, Stallone posted another photo due to all the support he received. “Yo, due to the overwhelming and loving response to this wonderful character, I just want to say one last final farewell… Thank you again the bottom of our hearts…”

We will miss you, Rocky Balboa!

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