Carl Weathers, ‘Rocky’ and ‘Predator’ actor, dies at 76 💔😭



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Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, has died. Most recently, Weathers has starred in the Disney+ hit “The Mandalorian,” appearing in all three seasons. He was 76.
Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker turned Hollywood action movie and comedy star, has died at age 76, his manager tells CBS News. Weathers played Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies and faced off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator.”

Carl Weathers, the long-time actor best known for his roles as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies as well as memorable roles in “Happy Gilmore” and “The Mandalorian”, has passed away at age 76. CNN’s Stephanie Elam reports. #CNN​ #News​

Carl Weathers, the actor who was known for playing boxer Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” films, has died, his manager said. He was 76.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” his manager Matt Luber said in a statement, adding that the actor died peacefully in his sleep Thursday.

He added, “Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.”

In addition to the “Rocky” films, Weathers had memorable roles in films including “Predator” and “Happy Gilmore.” He also appeared on TV in the crime drama “Street Justice” and on the sitcom “Arrested Development.” In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy for his recurring role in the “Star Wars”-inspired streaming series “The Mandalorian.”

Before his career as an actor, Weathers, a New Orleans native, was a football star at San Diego State University and later played in the NFL for the Raiders.

Carl Weathers fue un actor estadounidense y exjugador de fútbol americano en Estados Unidos y Canadá.​ Se hizo conocido por haber interpretado a Apollo Creed en la saga de películas Rocky y por su interpretación de Dillon en la primera película de Depredador.

Carl Weathers, who was best known for playing Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies has died. He was 76.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” his family said in a statement, according to Deadline. “He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024

“Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life,” the statement continued. “Through his contributions to film, television, the arts, and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.”

Born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Weathers had a career in movies and TV that spanned over 50 years with notable roles including “The Predator,” “Happy Gilmore” and “The Mandalorian.”

He first appeared in the iconic role of Apollo Creed in 1976’s “Rocky,” before reprising the role in 1979’s “Rocky II (1979) and 1982’s “Rocky III,” before the character was killed in the ring by Ivan Drogo (Dolph Lundgren) 1984’s “Rocky IV.”

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