Rocky star Carl Weathers has died aged 76

Carl Weathers, famed for his role as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” films, has died at 76. Known for his diverse roles in “Predator,” “Toy Story 4,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “The Mandalorian,” Weathers passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 1, 2024. His family commemorated him as an extraordinary individual whose contributions to film, television, and sports have left a lasting legacy.

Born in New Orleans in 1948, Weathers had a career spanning five decades with over 75 credits. Notably, he portrayed Greef Karga in “The Mandalorian,” earning a Primetime Emmy nomination. Before acting, he was a professional football player with the Oakland Raiders. His most iconic role, however, was as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, a character that became synonymous with his name.

Fans have expressed deep sorrow and admiration for Weathers, recognizing his remarkable talent and memorable performances. Carl Weathers’ enduring influence in the realms of entertainment and sports is celebrated by fans and the industry alike.