The recently revealed death certificate for beloved actor Carl Weathers sheds light on the details surrounding his passing. Weathers, known for his iconic roles in films such as the Rocky series and Predator, reportedly died peacefully in his sleep on February 2 at his home in Venice, California, at the age of 74.
The cause of death, as stated on the death certificate, is attributed to “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” indicating heart disease. The document further notes that Weathers had battled heart disease for an extended period, and his death is classified as “natural.”
Weathers’ passing, while peaceful, has left a significant void in the entertainment world. The actor’s family issued an official statement confirming his death, describing him as an “exceptional human being” who led an extraordinary life.
His contributions to film, television, the arts, and sports have left an indelible mark, making him a beloved figure across generations.
Renowned for his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series, Weathers garnered widespread acclaim for his performances in various genres, including his role in the original Predator movie and his recent stint as Greef Karga in The Mandalorian.
The news of Weathers’ death triggered an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans worldwide on social media. Co-stars and friends, including Gina Carano and Sylvester Stallone, shared heartfelt remembrances. Carano, who worked with Weathers on The Mandalorian, praised him as a mentor and a calming presence on set.
Sylvester Stallone, Weathers’ longtime friend and co-star in the Rocky series, expressed deep sorrow and acknowledged Weathers’ vital role in his success. He highlighted Weathers’ multifaceted contributions, from his physical presence to his heart and soul.
The world mourns the loss of Carl Weathers, remembering him not just as a talented actor but as a cherished mentor, friend, and significant presence in the entertainment industry. May he rest in peace.