Carl Weathers, the Emmy-nominated star of the Rocky and Predator franchise, as well as The Mandalorian, has passed at the age of 76
Rocky and Predator star Carl Weathers has died at the age of 76, leaving behind an exceptional legacy in film, television, arts, and sports.
Weathers’ family announced his passing, expressing deep sadness but also acknowledging the remarkable life he lived and assuring that he died peacefully in his sleep.
As a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend, Weathers’ contributions to the entertainment industry have left an indelible mark and he is recognized worldwide and across generations.
After an acclaimed 50-year career, Rocky and Predator star Carl Weathers has died at the age of 76. The Emmy nominee first broke out on screen with his turn as boxer Apollo Creed in Sylvester Stallone’s former franchise, beginning as his rival before becoming a key ally for the titular protagonist.
Deadline has brought the sad word that Weathers has died at the age of 76. The news was delivered by the Rocky and Predator franchise star’s family, who didn’t disclose the cause of the actor’s death, but did release a statement lamenting feeling “deeply saddened” by his passing, but acknowledging the career he left behind and assuring he “died peacefully in his sleep.” See the family’s full statement below:
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers. He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. … 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.
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