Rocky Star Carl Weathers' Passing: New Details Emerge

Alex Patel

By Alex Patel

Published February 10, 2024

New details have surfaced regarding the passing of the renowned actor, Carl Weathers, famous for his role as Apollo Creed in the iconic Rocky film series. The death certificate, obtained by The Blast, has indicated that the official cause of his passing at the age of 76 was 'atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.' This information, however, has not been confirmed by the actor’s family.

Time and Place of Passing

The document reveals that Carl Weathers passed away at his residence in Venice, California on February 2 at 12:18 am. The certificate classifies the death as 'natural' and notes that Weathers had been battling heart disease for an extended period.

Carl Weathers' Legacy

The certificate further details that the acclaimed actor had dedicated 51 years to the entertainment industry, leaving an enduring legacy through his performances in a myriad of films and television shows.

Tribute to Carl Weathers

The passing of Carl Weathers has left an irreplaceable void in the entertainment industry. Acknowledging his remarkable contributions, the statement released by his family at the time of his death emphasized that he was 'an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life.' It went on to pay tribute to his multifaceted impact, recognizing him as a beloved family member, partner, and friend while emphasizing his indelible mark on the world through his involvement in film, television, the arts, and sports.