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Actor Carl Weathers dies at 76
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Actor Carl Weathers, star of the Rocky franchise and numerous hit films, passed away in his sleep, TMZ reports.

The artist was beloved by many moviegoers for his distinctive and diverse appearances in several cult films, including Happy Gilmore and Predator.

But it was of course his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, alongside Sylvester Stallone, that made him immortal.

Weathers contributed to the success of the Rocky saga, his character even enabling the franchise to be extended through the new Creed film series, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, Apollo’s son.

Carl Weathers was 76 years old.

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