‘Predator’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Pays Touching Tribute to Late Carl Weathers


The fans of Carl Weathersknown for his emblematic performance as Apollo Creed in the franchise ‘Rocky’were taken by surprise by the news of his death last Thursday, February 1st, at 76 years old.

Anyone who followed his career will remember that he also acted alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Predator‘, action sci-fi released in 1987.

And, through Twitter, Schwarzenegger paid a moving tribute to his late colleague, saying:

Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor and a great person. We couldn’t have done’Predator’ without him. And we certainly wouldn’t have had as much fun doing it.”

Check it out, along with the announcement of his death:

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers”his family said in a statement. “He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1, 2024. … Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.”

Born January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Carl Weathers had a career that spanned more than 50 years and included more than 75 films and TV shows. His iconic roles include fighter Apollo Creed in ‘Rocky’Colonel George Dillon in ‘The predator’ and his recent performance as Greef Karga in ‘The Mandalorian’for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2021.

Other notable credits include appearances in films such as ‘Action Jackson’ It is ‘A Crazy Golfer’. Furthermore, Weathers lent his distinctive voice to the character Combat Carl in ‘Toy Story 4’.

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The cause of death was not disclosed.

The article is in Portuguese

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