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Rocky Star Carl Weathers’ Cause Of Death Revealed


Rocky Star Carl Weathers’ cause of death has been revealed.

Weathers, who is best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, died due to “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.”

His death certificate noted he had cardiovascular disease for several years prior to his death and declared the manner of Weather’s death as natural.”

On the day of his passing on February 1st, his family wrote, “Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. 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.”

Here’s what Yahoo News reported:

Rocky’ star Carl Weathers’ official cause of death has been revealed.

According to his death certificate exclusively obtained by The Blast, Weathers passed away inside of his home in Venice, California. The legendary actor, who played Apollo Creed in the ‘Rocky’ films, died on February 2 at 12:18 am.

The document lists the actor as spending 51 years in the “entertainment industry” and divorced at the time of his passing. His son, Matthew Weathers, was listed as the person who notified authorities of his passing.

The death certificate lists “atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease” as his official cause of death.

Specifically, the document says he suffered from heart disease for years. Investigators declared the manner of death as “natural.”

The “Happy Gilmore” star was cremated, and his family is taking home his ashes. He was 76 years old. The veteran actor’s family confirmed the devastating news via a statement:

“He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers.”

They continued, “[He] was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. 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.”

Per The New York Post:

Carl Weathers’ official cause of death was revealed on Friday, a week after the actor died in his sleep, according to a report.

Weathers, beloved for his role as Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise, died as a result of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to his death certificate obtained by The Blast.

The 76-year-old passed away at his home in Venice, California just after midnight on Feb. 2 after battling the heart condition for years.

The certificate listed his son, Matthew Weathers, as the person who notified authorities of his death. He was then cremated.

His family announced his death last week.



 

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