Carl Weathers, known for roles in ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Mandalorian,’ passes away

American actor and former professional football player Carl Weathers posed in June 1979. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Carl Weathers, a former NFL player turned movie star has died. He was 76. His manager, Matt Luber, said Weathers died on Thursday, his family also released a statement saying that he passed away “peacefully in his sleep”. Weathers will be remembered for his roles in “Rocky”, “Predator”, “Happy Gillmore” and “The Mandalorian”. He also made appearances on the small screen sometimes on shows like “Arrested Development”. Weathers leaves behind his two sons, Jason and Mathew.

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