He also participated in the latest films such as “The Mandalorian.”
Carl Weathers, the former American football player who became a star in Hollywood, particularly for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series, starring Sylvester Stallone, died on Thursday.
He's also known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” or as a golf coach in “Happy Gilmore,” after recently appearing in “The Mandalorian.”
The news was confirmed by the artist's professional manager, Matt Loper, and the family shared a statement confirming that the 76-year-old actor died “peacefully in his sleep.”
His appearance as Apollo Creed became his most famous role throughout his career, appearing as Rocky's rival who was world champion until Sylvester Stallone's character arrived.
“It puts us on the map and makes our careers, so to speak. But it's an isolated case, so we need to do something after that. Fortunately, the movies kept coming and Apollo Creed became more and more in people's awareness and welcomed into their communities.” “He lives, and he was the right man at the right time,” he told The Daily Beast in 2017.
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