Pedro Pascal paid tribute to his The Mandalorian costar Carl Weathers after his demise.
“Words fail 💔#CarlWeathers,” Pascal, 48, wrote through Instagram on Friday, February 2, alongside a throwback photograph of Weathers.
Weathers and Pascal labored collectively on The Mandalorian, a Star Wars spinoff sequence which premiered in November 2019. Pascal stars within the titular function, whereas Weathers appeared as Greef Karga.
Weathers died on the age of 76 on Thursday, February 1.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” the actor’s household stated in an announcement to Deadline on Friday. “He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024.”
The assertion continued: “Carl was an distinctive human being who lived a unprecedented life. Through his contributions to movie, tv, the humanities and sports activities, he has left an indelible mark and is acknowledged worldwide and throughout generations. He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, companion and good friend.”
In addition to Pascal, a number of different stars paid tribute to the late actor, together with his Happy Gilmore costar Adam Sandler.
“A real nice man. Great dad. Great actor. Great athlete. So a lot enjoyable to be round at all times,” Sandler, 57, wrote through Instagram alongside a number of snaps of himself and Weathers within the 1996 comedy movie, wherein Weathers starred as Chubbs Peter. “Smart as hell. Loyal as hell. Funny as hell. Loved his sons greater than something. What a man!! Everyone liked him. My spouse and I had the perfect occasions with him each time we noticed him. Love to his whole household and Carl will at all times be generally known as a real legend.”
Another one in all Weathers’ Happy Gilmore costars, Julie Bowen, additionally took to social media to honor him.
“Dearest Carl, you’ll at all times be my Chubbs. What an excellent spirit you had. Thanks for making me smile. I hope they golf wherever you might be,” she shared through Instagram.
Before starting his appearing profession, Weathers was an expert soccer participant, enjoying defensive finish in school. He later signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent in 1970 and performed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League till he retired in 1974.
After showing in a number of small components, Weathers landed his breakout function as Apollo Creed in 1976’s Rocky alongside Sylvester Stallone. He reprised the function within the following three sequels. Aside from Rocky, Weathers appeared in a number of notable movies, together with Predator, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Death Hunt and The Comebacks.
Weathers is survived by his two sons, Jason and Matthew, whom he shared with ex-wife Mary Ann Castle.