In a saddening turn of events, Carl Weathers, the celebrated American actor known for his roles in the Rocky series and Predator, has passed away at the age of 76. Weathers, who had a remarkable career in Hollywood, succumbed to his fate at his California home on February 1, 2024.

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Cause of Death

Weathers died peacefully in his sleep, as confirmed by his family. The exact cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Age and Family

At the time of his passing, Carl Weathers was 76 years old. He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary Ann, with whom he had two sons.

Net Worth

Known for his diverse Hollywood career, Carl Weathers leaves behind an impressive net worth of $8 million (around £6.4m).


Throughout his life, Weathers was married three times. His marriages include Mary Ann Castle (m. 1973; div. 1983), Rhona Unsell (m. 1984; div. 2006), and Jennifer Peterson (m. 2007; div. 2009).


Weathers is best known for his iconic portrayal of Apollo Creed in the Rocky series from 1976 to 1985. His on-screen chemistry with Sylvester Stallone became a highlight of the beloved franchise.


Before making a name for himself in acting, Weathers was a talented football player, playing for teams like the Oakland Raiders and B.C. Lions in the early 1970s. After transitioning to acting in 1974, he amassed over 80 roles, including memorable characters in films like Predator (1987) and Happy Gilmore (1996).

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Weathers had a lengthy Hollywood career, marked by diverse roles in film and television. Notably, he directed episodes of TV shows like Silk Stalkings, Hawaii Five-0, and Chicago Med. In recent years, he gained new recognition for his role as Greef Karga in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.

Carl Weathers’ impact on the entertainment industry, both as an actor and director, will be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.