Legendary Carl Weathers Takes His Final Bow: A Life Honored and Remembered!

Carl Weathers, a beloved figure in both the entertainment and sports worlds, bid farewell on February 1, 2024, passed away at the age of 76.

Actor Carl Weathers and actor/producer Sylvester Stallone
Actor Carl Weathers and actor/producer Sylvester Stallone attend the Premiere of ‘Creed’ on Nov. 19, 2015 in Westwood, Calif. Barry King / Getty Images file

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Carl Weathers: Early life

Born in New Orleans on January 14, 1948, Weathers exhibited his athleticism from a young age. His talent in football led him through Long Beach Poly High School, where he graduated in 1966. Furthering his education, he began his college football journey at Long Beach City College before making a mark at San Diego State University. As a defensive end, he played a pivotal role in the San Diego State Aztecs’ victory in the 1969 Pasadena Bowl.

Football Career Beyond College

Weathers didn’t stop after college. Despite going undrafted in the 1970 NFL Draft, he secured a spot with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League (NFL). Later, he ventured into the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the BC Lions.

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Cause of death

While the cause of his passing remains undisclosed, Weathers’s family confirmed his departure, emphasizing that he left this world peacefully in his sleep.


Weathers’s impact on film, television, the arts, and sports is well known. His portrayal of Apollo Creed, in particular, has transcended into popular culture, leaving a legacy and the Mandalorian introduced him to a new generation, ensuring that his legacy lives on forever.

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