Actor Carl Weathers dies aged 76

Actor Carl Weathers dies aged 76

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 03/02/2024
Photo: Eighties Kids

US actor Carl Weathers has died at the age of 76, according to his family.

Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films, died peacefully in his sleep, according to a statement released by his family.

His other film credits include Predator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore.

According to his family, Weathers, who began his career as an NFL linebacker, was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life.

The family says through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations.

The athlete-turned-actor was comfortable starring in action and comedy, in appearances ranging from Arrested Development to The Mandalorian, where he featured in all three seasons of the Disney+ hit series.

His one-time co-star, the former California governor and superhero action star Schwarzenegger, praised Weathers on X, formerly Twitter saying Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor, and a great person.

Schwarzenegger went on to say they couldn't have made Predator without Weathers and they certainly wouldn't have had such a wonderful time making it.

Source: BBC Entertainment

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