It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of acting legend Carl Weathers, best known to horror fans for his role as Dillon in the original action-horror classic, “Predator.” Carl Weathers, aged 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. His family released a statement honoring his exceptional life and contributions to film, television, sports, and the arts.
With a career spanning over 70 films and television shows, Carl Weathers made a lasting impact on audiences worldwide. From his iconic portrayal of Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise to his co-starring role in “Predator,” Weathers captivated audiences with his talent and charisma. His filmography also includes memorable roles in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Action Jackson,” “Happy Gilmore,” and “Toy Story 4.”
On the small screen, Weathers recently starred as Greef Karga in the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” and appeared in numerous other shows throughout his career. Not only a talented actor, but Weathers also showcased his skills behind the camera as a director, helming episodes of shows like “Law & Order” and “The Mandalorian.”
Tributes poured in from Weathers’ colleagues and friends, with Predator co-star Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger honoring his legacy and friendship. Ventura described Weathers as a phenomenal talent and dear friend, while Schwarzenegger praised him as an extraordinary athlete, fantastic actor, and great person.
As we mourn the loss of a true legend, we extend our deepest condolences to Carl Weathers’ family and friends. His legacy will live on through his unforgettable performances and the impact he had on the entertainment industry.
Rest in peace, Carl Weathers. You will be dearly missed.