At the age of 76, Carl Weathers, a former professional American football player and film star from the Rocky film series (1976-1985), the Predator film (1987) or the more recent Mandalorian series (2019), died. Weathers’ manager Matt Luber reported on the death today, US media write.
The former actor and athlete died “peacefully and in his sleep” on Thursday, according to a family statement.
“Carl was an extraordinary person who lived a remarkable life. With his contributions to film, television, art and sports, he left a mark that is recognized by people across generations and around the world,” the family of the deceased said in a statement sent to Deadline.
Weathers appeared in more than 75 films and TV series during his 50-year career on the silver screen. Although he is best known for his role as the heavyweight boxer Apollo Creed, Weathers also provided the voice of a soldier in the animated film Toy Story 4 (2019) and received an Emmy nomination for his role as Greef Karga, the head of the bounty hunter’s guild in the Mandalorian series.