‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ actor Carl Weathers dies at 76

‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ actor Carl Weathers dies at 76
‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ actor Carl Weathers dies at 76
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He has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend,” said a statement sent to the international press.

Successful career

Born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, United States, the actor starred in more than 75 films and TV shows during his 50-year career. Before his fame, he played football for San Diego State University, where he graduated in Performing Arts. In the 1970s, he played two seasons in the NFL, the country’s top league.

He became famous for playing Apollo Creed, the world heavyweight champion in the film “Rocky” (1976). The antagonist ended up becoming friends with the protagonist Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). He reprized the role in “Rocky II” (1979), which featured a rematch with Balboa, “Rocky III” (1982) and “Rocky IV” (1985), in which he died fighting Russian heavyweight Ivan Drago ( Dolph Lundgren).

He was also known for his roles in “The Predator” (1987), starring alongside Arnold Schwarzeneggerand in “A Crazy Golfer” (1996), sharing the scene with Adam Sandler. One of his most recent works was the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian”, in which he appeared in nine episodes. She is part of the Star Wars universe.

He was injured while filming “The Golfer”, which caused pain for a few years. “I didn’t know it until years later, but I fractured two vertebrae and osteophytes grew and connected, and it kind of self-fused in a really bad place,” he told GQ magazine in 2020.

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