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Carl Weathers, Apollo Creed Actor in ‘Rocky’ Film Series, Dies At 76

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LOS ANGELES, USA – The entertainment world mourns the loss of Carl Weathers, an iconic figure best known for his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” film series and for his recent role in the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian.”

Weathers passed away in his sleep on Thursday, February 1, 2024, leaving behind a legacy that spans across film, television, the arts, and sports.

At the age of 76, his passing has been felt deeply by fans, colleagues, and his family, who released a statement expressing their grief and highlighting his remarkable journey through life.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” his family said in a statement.

“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.”

Weathers achieved fame with his breakout role in “Rocky” (1976), where he captured the hearts of audiences worldwide as the charismatic and formidable boxing champion Apollo Creed, a role he reprised in three subsequent films.

His performance not only solidified his place in Hollywood but also established a character that would become a staple in the boxing and sports film genres.

Beyond the “Rocky” series, Weathers showcased his versatility as an actor in a variety of roles, including his part in the action-packed “Predator” (1987) alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, the comedy hit “Happy Gilmore” (1996) with Adam Sandler, and more recently, in the critically acclaimed “The Mandalorian.”

The family’s statement reflects on Weathers’ life as “extraordinary,” emphasizing his contributions that have left “an indelible mark” recognized worldwide and across generations. He was celebrated not only for his professional achievements but also for his personal qualities as a “beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.”

Carl Weathers’ journey from the football field to the big screen, and his ability to navigate a successful career in both sports and entertainment, speaks to his exceptional talent and determination.

His roles have become a part of popular culture, inspiring countless fans and aspiring actors.

As the film and television industry, along with fans around the globe, pay tribute to Weathers, his legacy is remembered as one of passion, resilience, and an enduring contribution to the arts.

His passing marks the end of an era, but his work and the memories he has created will continue to live on.

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