Carl Weathers-who starred in 'Rocky' movies and 'The Mandalorian,dies at 76.

Carl Weathers,best known for playing Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films died thursday at age 76.

His acting career spanned five decades and included 75 movie and Tv appearances, Know more about the departed star below.

Carl Weathers,born on january 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Luoisiana started out as a footballer before making a name for himself in the acting sphere.

He played as a linebacker in seven games for the team in 1970 and helped them win the AFC West Division title. 

Beginning his acting career in 1975, Carl Weathers initially played small parts in two blaxploitation films

He played his character Apollo Creed in four Rocky installments until his character died in Rock IV in 1985. 

Carl Weathers married thrice in his life. He first married Mary Ann Castle and the couple had two children, Jason weathers and Matthew Weathers.

They were married between 1973 and 1983. Weathers then married Rohna Unsell, the following year. His third and last marriage with Jenmifer Peterson was between 2007 and 2009.