The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Carl Weathers dies at 76

Carl+Weathers+dies+at+76
Photo courtesy of IMDb

“Rocky” and “Predator” actor Carl Weathers has died at the age of 76. 

According to AP News, a statement from Weathers’ family said he died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday.

Weather’s filmography is vast. He has played characters in several notable projects such as Dillion in “Predator,” Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise and Chubbs in “Happy Gilmore.”

Weathers also directed several episodes of various shows including “The Mandalorian,” “Chicago Med” and more.

Before starting his acting career, Weathers played in the NFL as a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, going on to become a strong safety for the team. Afterward, he was transferred to the Canadian Football League, where he played 18 games with the BC Lions before retiring in 1974 to pursue his acting career.

    Sign up for our newsletter!

    In the same statement by his family, Weathers was described as “an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life,” as well as “a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.”

     

    [email protected]

    More to Discover
    ILLordle: Play now