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Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed opposite Rocky, dead at 76

2024.02.02 15:59



By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) -Actor Carl Weathers, a former skilled American soccer participant who shot to stardom by taking part in the brash and charismatic boxer Apollo Creed within the “Rocky” films, died on Thursday at age 76, his supervisor stated in a press release on Friday.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers. He died peacefully in his sleep,” stated supervisor Matt Luber.

Though he had different distinguished roles, starring within the latest “Star Wars” spinoff collection “The Mandalorian” and the 1987 science fiction horror film “Predator,” Weathers was greatest identified for enjoying Apollo Creed opposite Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa within the hit films of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.

Weathers’ character was at first a rival and later an ally to the Rocky character within the first 4 films of the collection.

Modeled after Muhammad Ali, the Creed character demonstrated smarts and flare, providing audiences a robust and optimistic Black character at a time when mainstream film roles had been simply beginning to escape of stereotypes.

Weathers had a quick profession taking part in for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League however retired from the game to pursue appearing.

After the Creed character was killed off, Weathers teamed up with the opposite main motion star of the interval, Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a task within the 1987 hit “Predator.”

Over 10 episodes from 2019 to 2023, “The Mandalorian” put Weathers again into the limelight.

Married and divorced 3 times, Weathers is survived by two kids, Jason and Matthew.

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