Sylvester Stallone Pays Emotional Tribute to Carl Weathers
Hollywood is mourning the loss of Carl Weathers, who passed away at the age of 76. In a heartfelt video, Sylvester Stallone, visibly emotional, paid tribute to his late co-star. Standing in front of a painting of the two from the final scene of Rocky III, Stallone praised Weathers, calling him “magical” and saying “we lost a legend.”
Fighting back tears, Stallone expressed his devastation at the loss of Weathers, who he described as an integral part of his life and success. He credited Weathers for his greatness and acknowledged that he could never have achieved what they did with Rocky without him. Stallone highlighted Weathers’ voice, size, power, athleticism, heart, and soul, emphasizing the impact he had on their work together.
The fans responded to Weathers’ passing by posting gifs of both actors in the film, as well as sharing their condolences. Weathers played Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa’s friend, trainer, and rival in the Rocky films. His vibrant energy contrasted with Stallone’s approach, forming the emotional core of the franchise.
Throughout his career, Weathers played a variety of characters, but none were more famous than Apollo Creed. In addition to Stallone, other stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Adam Sandler, and Austin Creed offered praise for Weathers, who his family said died peacefully in his sleep. Stallone called Weathers’ death “a horrible loss” and shared a poignant moment from their time together in the ring.
Stallone’s emotional tribute to Carl Weathers serves as a reminder of the impact that Weathers had on the entertainment industry and the lives of those who had the privilege of working with him. His legacy will continue to live on through his iconic performances and the memories he created for his fans and colleagues.
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