Snoop Dogg, Mariska Hargitay and others pay tribute to Carl Weathers following his death

 February 4, 2024

Celebrities are reflecting on the legacy of Carl Weathers after the news of his passing at the age of 76. A myriad of stars, including Mariska Hargitay, Snoop Dogg, Octavia Spencer, and Jamie Foxx, have come forward to pay tribute to the renowned actor, best known for his roles in Rocky, Predator, and The Mandalorian.

Mariska Hargitay, 60, commemorated Weathers by sharing a heartfelt selfie of the two from the set of Law & Order: SVU during his guest appearance in 2018. In her caption, she expressed her sentiments, saying, "We lost a great one. God bless you♥️."

Hollywood greats speak out

Snoop Dogg, 52, took to Instagram to celebrate Weathers as a "Long Beach legend 🙏🏾🎥🥊🕊️🌹. R. I. P.," underlining the geographical connection they shared.

Octavia Spencer, 52, shared her sorrow over Weathers' passing, acknowledging his legendary career, particularly his portrayal of Apollo Creed in the Rocky series.

She wrote, "His legendary career will be an inspiration to us all forever. Sending love to his family, friends, and fans around the world 🤍🕊️."

Foxx and Wayans

Jamie Foxx, 56, crafted a touching tribute of his own, honoring Weathers as a source of inspiration.

Foxx posted a carousel of images from Weathers' illustrious career and shared, "Every time I watched Rocky I always rooted for Apollo Creed… hearing of his passing, brought real tears to my eyes… God has just gained another angel."

Marlon Wayans, 51, reflected on how Weathers' portrayal of Apollo Creed in Rocky had a profound impact on his life. He praised Weathers for being a beacon of dignity and thanked him for empowering young black actors.

His impact

The wave of tributes extended beyond these stars, with Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Michael B. Jordan, and Pedro Pascal adding their voices.

"Weathers’ death was announced on February 2 by his family in a statement to multiple outlets," according to Yahoo News.

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

Each shared personal memories and expressed admiration for Weathers' significant contributions to the entertainment industry.

Weathers, who died peacefully in his sleep, left an indelible mark on Hollywood, and these heartfelt tributes serve as a testament to the profound impact he had on both his colleagues and the industry as a whole.

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