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Carl Weathers, Who Played Apollo Creed in Rocky, Dead at 76

Carl Weathers, the former professional football player who went on to become a prolific actor highlighted by his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, has died at the age of 76.

“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 1st, 2024. … Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the 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.”

Weathers also notable film roles included The Predator and Happy Gilmore.

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