Legendary actor Carl Weathers has died from complications of heart disease, a condition he had suffered from for a long time, according to the late actor's death certificate. The famous actor who portrayed Apollo Creed in rocky Films has been in the entertainment industry for 51 years.
According to The Blast, Withers was at his residence in Venice, California, when he died at 12:18 a.m. on February 2. He was divorced and it was his son Matthew Weathers who reported his death to authorities.
Carl Weathers' cause of death has been revealed
The death certificate listed cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis as the cause of the actor's death. Atherosclerosis occurs when the arteries that carry oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body become thick and stiff, to the point of limiting blood flow to organs and tissues.
The buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances in and on the walls of the arteries, called plaque, also causes them to narrow, impeding blood flow. If the plaque ruptures, it leads to a blood clot. According to the document, Withers suffered from heart disease for years and his death was natural.
A statement was issued by his family:
“On Thursday, February 1, 2024, he passed away peacefully in his sleep. We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Carl Weathers. He was an extraordinary human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he left an indelible mark that is recognized around the world.” “And across the generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.”
Following the news, fans – including celebrities – mourned and paid tribute to the veteran actor.
Carl Weathers' acting career
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 14, 1948, Withers was an NFL player in the early 1970s and went on to have a successful acting career that spanned four decades.
Throughout his 51-year career in the screen industry, the actor has gained recognition by appearing in more than 75 films and television series. Before performing his breakthrough role as Apollo Creed rockyHe has worked in crime dramas. He proceeded to portray the same character in films Rocky II (1979) and Rocky III (1982).
He later moved into television production and appeared in the popular Disney+ movie star Wars Franchise series The Mandalorian. This performance earned him a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for a Primetime Emmy Award. In addition, he had a voice role in Toy Story 4.
Before his death, Weathers photographed a commercial set to appear in an upcoming film poweris scheduled to air on February 11, 2024. It was associated with the online sports betting company. FanDuel And for her power Work for several years.