Sylvester Stallone Get Emotional in Video Following ‘Rocky’ Actor Carl Weather Death at 76

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Carl Weather, an athlete turned actor who captured the hearts of many. Best known for his iconic role as Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films, Weather’s talent and charisma made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

But Weather’s contributions extended beyond the boxing ring. He also made a memorable appearance in the cult classic Adam Sandler film, Happy Gilmore. His versatility as an actor was evident, and he left a lasting impression on audiences of all ages.

On February 1, Weather peacefully passed away in his sleep. His family released a statement expressing their deep sorrow and reflecting on his extraordinary life: “Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. 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.”

Adam Sandler, who had the privilege of working with Weather, paid tribute to him on Instagram. Sandler described him as a great man, actor, and athlete and emphasized his loyalty, wit, and love for his family. Sandler’s heartfelt words painted a picture of a person who was cherished by everyone fortunate enough to know him.

Even Sylvester Stallone, Weather’s co-star in the Rocky films, shared his grief. Stallone recently posted a video of him and Weather rehearsing the final fight scene between Rocky and Apollo. Little did Stallone know that it would be their last interaction. In a touching tribute, Stallone stated, “We lost a legend yesterday. My life was forever changed for the better the day I met Carl Weathers. Rest in power and keep punching.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Weather’s family during this difficult time. The legacy he leaves behind will continue to inspire future generations of actors and athletes alike. As we remember Carl Weather, we acknowledge his exceptional talent, his infectious spirit, and the joy he brought to so many. He will always be remembered as a true legend.