By TMZ Staff
Former boxing champ Tommy Morrison — who starred in “Rocky 5″ — died from a blood infection … so says his death certificate which contains no mentions of either HIV or AIDS, TMZ has learned. According to his death certificate, filed in Nebraska, the 44-year-old died from cardiac arrest … stemming from a blood infection known as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Septicemia.
FYI — back in 1996, Morrison announced he had contracted the HIV virus … but later recanted and questioned if the disease even existed in the first place. According to the death certificate, Morrison’s body was cremated. An autopsy was not performed.