R.I.P: Director John G. Avildsen

Legendary Director John G. Avildsen who is best known for delivering two of the most iconic sports films of all time: Rocky, and Karate Kid Parts I & II has passed away at the age of 81.  Avildsen took home an Oscar for Best Director for his work on bringing the legendary Sylvester Stallone script for Rocky to life in 1977.  Avildsen passed away at his home in LA on Fathers Day 2017 due to pancreatic cancer.

(Source: AP)

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