Sunday 4 February 2024

Carl Weathers, Predator and Star Wars actor, dies

Carl Weathers, whose credits include fan-favourite roles in Rocky, Predator, The Mandalorian and more, has passed away aged 76.

“Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life,” said his family in a statement. “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.”

Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) described Weathers as an integral part of his life. “Carl Weathers was such an integral part of my life, my success … I give him incredible credit,” he said. “When he walked into that room and I saw him for the first time, I saw greatness but I didn’t realise how great. I never could have accomplished what we did with Rocky without him. He was absolutely brilliant. Rest in power and keep punching.”

In a statement, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator) wrote: “Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor, and a great person. We couldn’t have made Predator without him. And we certainly wouldn’t have had such a wonderful time making it. Every minute with him — on set and off — was pure joy. He was the type of friend who pushes you to be your best just to keep up with him. I’ll miss him, and my thoughts are with his family.”

Weathers leaves behind a lasting legacy on the big and small screen. This is the way.


  1. So many iconic roles played, Rocky, The Mandolirian, Predator and many more. Another sad passing of a true 80s action star 😥


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