UPDATED: More details revealed about the passing of Rocky star Carl Weathers at the age of 76 have created confusion.
A death certificate obtained by The Blast has been disputed and has not been confirmed by the actor’s family. It lists “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease” as his official cause of death. According to the document in question Weathers passed away at his home in Venice, California on Feb. 2 at 12:18 am.
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Weathers starred as Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films and appeared in Predator, The Mandalorian, Happy Gilmore, Action Jackson, Arrested Development and dozens of other films and TV shows.
In a statement at the time of his death, Weathers’ family said that “he died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024.”
“Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life,” the statement continued. “Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.”
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