Carl Weathers Has Passed Away

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.02 - 2024 9:57 PM CET

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Photo: Brandon Nagy /
Carl Weathers Has Passed Away.

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The entertainment world mourns the loss of a legendary figure, Carl Weathers, who passed away at the age of 76. Known for his iconic role as Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" series, Weathers' career spanned over five decades, leaving an indelible mark on the realms of film, television, art, and sports.

According to an announcement by his family, as reported by Deadline, Weathers passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The statement from the family highlighted Weathers' extraordinary life, describing him as a remarkable individual cherished by his loved ones.

"Carl was an incredible person who lived an extraordinary life. His contributions to film, television, arts, and sports have been recognized globally across several generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend," the family shared.

Weathers' filmography is not only memorable for the "Rocky" films but also includes notable works such as "Predator," "Happy Gilmore," and his role in the series "The Mandalorian." His portrayal of Greef Karga in "The Mandalorian" earned him an Emmy nomination in 2021, showcasing his versatile acting skills.

Over his career, Weathers appeared in more than 75 films and television series. He lent his voice to a character in the Oscar-winning "Toy Story 4," further demonstrating his talent. However, it was his portrayal of Apollo Creed, alongside Sylvester Stallone in the original "Rocky" film in 1976, that catapulted him to fame. Weathers reprised his role in "Rocky II" (1979) and "Rocky III" (1982), evolving from an adversary to a cherished friend of Stallone's character, until his character's tragic demise in "Rocky IV" (1985) at the hands of Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundgren.

Carl Weathers' passing marks the end of an era in Hollywood, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and entertain future generations.