Carl Weathers, known for his role in the first four films of Rocky, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the age of 76.
As reported by Variety, Weathers’ manager, Matt Luber confirmed the news of his death, however no cause was revealed.
The actor was most famous for his portrayal of the character Apollo Creed in the Rocky films opposite Sylvester Stallone.
He also starred in other movies such as 1987’s Predator and his memorable role in Adam Sandler’s 1996 golf comedy, Happy Gilmore.
After working with Sandler Happy Gilmore, Weathers briefly reprised his role in Little Nicky and worked as a voice-over artist for a character in Sandler’s animated comedy titled Eight Crazy Nights.
The now-deceased actor's other voice-over roles include the character, Combat Carl in Toy Story 4 and a fictionalized version of himself in a recurring role on Arrested Development.
His other accredited roles include the TV series Street Justice, Colony, The Shield, Chicago Justice and Brothers.
Weather's film roles include the projects, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Death Hunt and The Comebacks.
Weathers also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.
About Carl Weathers:
Carl Weathers was born January 14, 1948, in New Orleans and was a sports junkie who participated in a variety of sports including boxing, football, soccer, wrestling and gymnastics.
He played football in college at San Diego State University and aided the Aztecs win the 1969 Pasadena Bowl.
Weathers then considered his career into acting more seriously as he started landing small roles in Arthur Marks’ blaxploitation movies such as Bucktown and Friday Foster.
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