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‘Rocky’ Actor Carl Weathers Dead at 76

“Rocky” star Carl Weathers has died, according to a statement from his family. The actor was 76 years old.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” his family said in a statement. “He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. … Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.”

Weathers played Apollo Creed in the first four movies in the series.

He also starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and Adam Sandler in “Happy Gilmore.”

READ 9 COMMENTS
  • Debra says:

    The true reflection of a public figures character is to not read about them in the media.

  • Will says:

    Epic Rocky movies. I can’t imagine another actor who could have played Apollo Creed better. RIP Carl.

  • Richard says:

    Sad for the loss of a great man whose acting made such an impact on me and so many others. Gone but never forgotten.

  • Richard Mundy says:

    Prayers for his family and friends.

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