Prolific actor Carl Weathers died on Thursday, February 1 at the age of 76, leaving Hollywood in shock. An announcement launched by his household was printed by Deadline a day later, on February 2. “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers,” the assertion learn. “He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. Carl was an distinctive human being who lived a rare 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, associate, and pal.”
After appearing in a litany of high-profile movies and tv initiatives, Carl has dozens of well-known associates. Many of them took to social media within the hours following the unhappy announcement to categorical their grief, together with Adam Sandler, Jess Ventura, and extra. Read their heartfelt messages beneath.
Comedian Dane Cook took to Twitter on Friday to reward the late actor for his efficiency in Rocky. “RIP to the legend Carl Weathers,” he wrote alongside an intense boxing clip from the 1976 movie. “This second, your supply of it in Rocky impressed me the second I heard it. I dwell my life by it. Your voice and efficiency gave me perception. I really like you for that. Rest in peace & energy man.”
Adam Sandler, who appeared with Carl in his beloved 1996 goofball comedy Happy Gilmore, additionally shared a statement through Twitter on Friday. “A real nice man. Great dad. Great actor. Great athlete,” the comic wrote alongside a quartet of pictures, two of which featured Adam and Carl on the set of Happy Gilmore. “So a lot enjoyable to be round at all times. Smart as hell. Loyal as hell. Funny as hell. Loved his sons greater than something. What a man!! Everyone beloved him. My spouse and I had the most effective 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.”
Actor, former wrestler, and former governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura shared a heartfelt message through the identical platform on February 2, calling Weathers an “icon” and looking out again on their time co-starring in Predator. “We misplaced an icon,” he shared in the tweet. “Carl Weathers was an exceptional expertise, a real skilled, and an expensive pal. All my sympathies and love to his household. I beloved working with him on Predator after which celebrating that movie with him at varied conventions within the ensuing years. Thank you, Carl.”
Pedro Pascal, who crossed paths with Carl whereas engaged on The Mandalorian, shared a poignantly transient and easy message, together with a portrait of the late star, through Instagram. “(*76*) fail,” he wrote alongside a damaged coronary heart emoji. Pedro completed the submit with the hashtag #CarlWeathers.
Robert Rodriguez claims the privilege of directing Carl in The Mandalorian. He took to Twitter and Instagram Friday to share a selfie with the late actor on the present’s set. In it, Carl regarded serene in costume as Rodriguez posed in a ball cap and headphones. “Will miss the good Carl Weathers who I used to be very lucky to work with on a number of events,” he wrote.
A really form and beneficiant individual. His performances have been at all times electrifying and he was additionally a terrific director of each stage and display.”