Carl Weathers, from ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’, dies at age 76 | Movie theater

Carl Weathers, from ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’, dies at age 76 | Movie theater
Carl Weathers, from ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’, dies at age 76 | Movie theater
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1 of 2 Carl Weathers in a scene from ‘The Mandalorian’ — Photo: Disclosure
Carl Weathers in a scene from ‘The Mandalorian’ — Photo: Disclosure

Carl Weathers, actor known for his roles in the “Rocky” films (1976) and the series “The Mandalorian”, died at the age of 76 this Thursday (1st). The information was released by the family this Friday (2).

“He died peacefully,” his family said in a statement.

“Carl was an exceptional human who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he leaves an undeniable mark and is recognized around the world and across generations. He was a brother, beloved father, grandfather, partner and friend.”

Born in 1948 in the state of Louisiana in the United States, Weathers was an American football player before turning to acting.

In his acting career, he has worked in more than 75 films and TV series. His first prominent role was precisely as the champion boxer Apollo Creed, in “Rocky, a fighter” (1976), a character for which he would forever be known.

2 of 2 Carl Weathers in ‘R’ocky III’ — Photo: Reproduction
Carl Weathers in ‘R’ocky III’ — Photo: Reproduction

Weathers played the antagonist who later becomes friends with Sylvester Stallone’s hero in the first four films of the film series.

He was also known for his performances in “The Predator” (1987) and “The Golfer” (1996).

In recent years, he had a steady role in the cast of the series “The Mandalorian”, from the “Star Wars” universe. Over the four seasons released to date, he has appeared in nine episodes as Greef Karga, one of the protagonist’s main allies.

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