Carl Weathers, Apollo from the film ‘Rocky’, dies aged 76 | Celebrities

Carl Weathers, Apollo from the film ‘Rocky’, dies aged 76 | Celebrities
Carl Weathers, Apollo from the film ‘Rocky’, dies aged 76 | Celebrities
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Published 02/02/2024 17:32 | Updated 02/02/2024 17:51

Rio – Actor Carl Weathers, famous for his role as fighter Apollo Creed in the ‘Rocky’ film series, died aged 76 in his sleep. The information was released by the family this Friday (2).

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Carl Weathers and Sylvester Stallone

Carl Weathers and Sylvester Stallone

Carl Weathers and Sylvester Stallone

“He died peacefully. 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 He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.” Carl’s family said in a statement.

Weathers was born in 1948 in the state of Louisiana, in the United States, and before acting he was an American football player. In his long artistic career he has worked on more than 75 films and TV series.

His first role in Hollywood was in the series “Kung Fu”, in 1973, and then in “The Six Million Dollar Man”, but he was the champion boxer Apollo Creed, in “Rocky, a fighter” (1976), starring Sylvester Stallone, who gave him more prominence and fame. He was also known for his role in the series “The Mandalorian”.

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