Sylvester Stallone Retires His Infamous ‘Rocky’ Character In Emotional Instagram Post ????

Actor, writer, and director Sylvester Stallone officially retired the greatest fictional boxer of all time, Rocky Balboa.The Oscar-winning film Rocky brought Stallone into the spotlight over 40 years ago.

In an Instagram video posted on Wednesday, Stallone said:

“I am reposting this because there was a technical difficulty. 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 shared the emotional sendoff on Twitter.

Fans reached out to thank the icon for the memories.

Many fans have found inpiration in the Rocky movies since childhood.

Does this mean Rambo has to go, too?

H/T: Yahoo, Indie Wire