Beloved “Rocky” Star Carl Weathers Died Peacefully in His Sleep, Death Certificate Reveals Heart Disease

Los Angeles, California – Legendary actor Carl Weathers, best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the iconic “Rocky” films, passed away on February 1st, 2024 at the age of 76. Recent details have emerged regarding his cause of death, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the loss of the beloved Hollywood figure.

According to the death certificate obtained by The Blast, Weathers’ official cause of death was listed as “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.” The document also revealed that he passed away at his home in Venice, California at 12:18 am. His death was deemed as “natural,” with the certificate indicating that he had been battling heart disease for an extended period.

The certificate further highlighted Weathers’ impressive career, noting that he had spent 51 years in the entertainment industry. His contributions to the world of film and television extended beyond his portrayal of Apollo Creed, as he also appeared in a diverse range of projects such as “Predator,” “The Mandalorian,” “Happy Gilmore,” “Action Jackson,” “Arrested Development,” and many more.

In a touching statement released by his family, they described Weathers as an “exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life.” They emphasized his indelible mark on the world through his work in film, television, the arts, and sports, recognizing him as a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.

Weathers’ passing marks the end of an era in Hollywood, as his influence and impact reverberate across generations. His legacy will forever be remembered and cherished by fans and colleagues alike, as they continue to honor his memory and the profound contributions he made to the entertainment industry.