- Carl Weathers has died
- He was 76 years old
- This is what we know
The entertainment world is in mourning after the loss of a true heavyweight in Hollywood. Carl Weathers, the man who brought Apollo Creed to life in the 'Rocky' saga and recently captivated audiences as "Greef Karga" in 'The Mandalorian', has died at the age of 76. His family confirmed the heartbreaking news, stating he "died peacefully in his sleep" on February 1st, 2024 according to 'Deadline'.
Carl Weathers: A Career In Memoriam
From the boxing ring to the far reaches of the galaxy, Weathers' career spanned over five decades, with more than 75 films and TV shows to his name. Fans will never forget his portrayal of the charismatic and flamboyant boxing champion "Apollo Creed", who famously gave "Rocky Balboa" (Sylvester Stallone) a run for his money.
But Weathers wasn't just a one-hit wonder. His role in 'Predator' alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger remains a cult classic, and who could forget his hilarious turn as "Chubbs" in 'Happy Gilmore'? Not to mention his voice acting as "Combat Carl" in 'Toy Story 4', proving his versatility and charm across multiple genres.
The star's talents weren't limited to acting, as he also stepped behind the camera to direct episodes of 'The Mandalorian', earning him an Emmy nomination in 2021. His contribution to the arts, sports, and his philanthropic efforts have left an indelible mark recognized worldwide.
Carl Weathers: A True Loss
Despite his passing, Weathers' legacy will continue to inspire. As the world says goodbye to a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend, his spirit will live on through the memorable characters he brought to life. Carl Weathers, a true champion in every sense, will be deeply missed.