AceShowbiz - Sylvester Stallone has paid tribute to "Rambo" producer Andrew G. Vajna following his death on Sunday, January 20.
Vajna, 74, passed away at his home in Budapest, Hungary following a long illness.
The movie producer and executive made his production debut on Stallone's 1982 film "Rambo: First Blood" and went on to work with the actor on 1985's "Rambo: First Blood Part II".
In addition to his work on the "Rambo" franchise, Vajna also produced several other blockbusters, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Total Recall" and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", and Madonna's "Evita".
Paying tribute to Vajna, Stallone writes on Instagram, "A very very sad day... Producer ANDY VANYA, the man that Made Rambo happen, died today... LOVED this man's courage - a pioneer. Believed In making FIRST BLOOD when no one else did... This truly breaks my heart. Rip (sic)."
Andy Vajna was a dear friend and a revolutionary force in Hollywood. He proved that you don’t need studios to make huge movies like Terminator 2 or Total Recall. He had a huge heart, and he was one of the most generous guys around. I’ll miss him. My thoughts are with his family.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 20, 2019
"Andy Vajna was a dear friend and a revolutionary force in Hollywood," Schwarzenegger added on Twitter. "He proved that you don't need studios to make huge movies... He had a huge heart, and he was one of the most generous guys around. I'll miss him. My thoughts are with his family."