Carl Weathers Dies at 76: Remembering the Iconic Apollo Creed from ‘Rocky’ and His Legacy in Hollywood

SAN DIEGO, California – Actor Carl Weathers, best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” film series, passed away at the age of 76, as confirmed by his manager, Matt Luber. Weathers’ career spanned across various iconic movies and TV series, leaving a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Aside from his role in the “Rocky” series, Weathers also starred in the 1987 film “Predator” and had a memorable role in Adam Sandler’s “Happy Gilmore.” His versatility as an actor was further showcased through his work in TV series such as “The Mandalorian,” “Toy Story 4,” and “Arrested Development.”

Weathers’ journey into acting was truly unique, having initially pursued a degree in theatre arts while also engaging in various sports activities, including boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, and gymnastics. His athletic background and dedication to the arts set the stage for a successful transition into the world of entertainment.

Throughout his career, Weathers continued to make impactful contributions to the entertainment industry, earning critical acclaim for his work as an actor. He also ventured into directing, showcasing his versatility and passion for storytelling.

Weathers’ legacy in the entertainment industry will continue to inspire future generations, and his impact will be felt for years to come. He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary Ann, and their two sons, leaving behind a lasting legacy that will be remembered by many.