'Rocky' star Carl Weathers dies at 76
American actor Carl Weathers, best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the 'Rocky' franchise, passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday, February 1
American actor Carl Weathers, best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the 'Rocky' franchise, passed away at the age of 76 on Thursday, February 1. His family confirmed his death and stated that he died peacefully in his sleep. The news of his death left fans and fellow actors heartbroken. His 'Rocky' co-star and friend, Sylvester Stallone, also paid a moving tribute to him.
Sylvester Stallone, who starred alongside Weathers in the 'Rocky' films, expressed his grief on social media and credited Weathers for his own success. He also reminisced about the time they spent together in the ring. The announcement of Weathers' death was verified by his family through a statement, revealing that he passed away peacefully during his sleep. The news of his death deeply saddened fans of the 'Rocky' franchise, as Weathers was best known for portraying Apollo Creed. In response to Weathers' demise, Sylvester Stallone, his co-star in the Rocky films, offered a heartfelt tribute.
Sylvester wrote, "We lost a legend yesterday. My life was forever changed for the better the day I met Carl Weathers. Rest in power and keeping punching (sic)."