On February 3, 2024, the news of renowned US actor Carl Weathers’ death brought shock to the entertainment industry.
The Mandalorian actor died peacefully in his sleep on February 1. Moreover, the news of his death was confirmed by his family through a statement released by his agent.
The statement expressed that the actor “was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life.” The statement continued, describing Weathers as a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend, highlighting his significant contributions to the arts and sports.
However, Carl Weathers’ cause of death has not been disclosed yet. Fans are expecting updates on this matter.
A Brief Lookback at Weathers’ Career
Weathers’ illustrious career began as an NFL linebacker before transitioning to acting. He gained widespread acclaim for his role as Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa’s formidable opponent, in the first four Rocky films. His impact on the Creed character extended to the recent Creed films, where his footage was used.
Furthermore, Weathers’ impact reached beyond the big screen, as he directed episodes of The Mandalorian and other popular TV series like Law & Order and Chicago Med. In 2021, he earned an Emmy nomination for his role in The Mandalorian.
Former California governor and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to Weathers, acknowledging his exceptional athleticism and praising his contributions to the success of films like Predator.
On social media, Schwarzenegger expressed, “Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor, and a great person.”
Despite not knowing Carl Weathers’ cause of death yet, the entertainment industry mourns the loss of a legend. Fans worldwide will remember Carl Weathers’ indelible mark on Hollywood and his enduring legacy.
In a 2023 interview, Weathers reflected on his journey, saying, “There are so many people that came before me who I admired… Hopefully, I can inspire someone else to do good work as well. I guess I’m just a lucky guy.”