Actor Carl Weathers, who was known for Rocky and The Mandalorian, died on February 1, 2024. His family issued a statement that he “died peacefully in his sleep.” Weathers was 76 years old.

Weathers starred in the Rocky film series as boxing champion Apollo Creed, who would compete against Rocky, then befriend and coach the other pugilist. He continued playing tough guys in 1987’s Predator as a soldier who tries to stop the murderous creature in the jungle. In 2019, he joined the Star Wars universe in The Mandalorian as Greef Karga, the former Bounty Hunters’ Guild leader turned High Magistrate of Nevarro.

Weathers was born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans. He was a talented athlete who played college football at San Diego State University where he received a master’s degree in theater arts. He played football professionally in 1970-1971 with the Oakland Raiders, then joined the Canadian Football League for a few season through ’73.

Also that year, Weathers made his onscreen debut in Magnum Force. Before Rocky, he starred in the blaxploitation movies Bucktown and Friday Foster, and did guest spots on shows like S.W.A.T. and The Six Million Dollar Man. After starring in the first four Rocky movies and Predator, Weathers starred in Action Jackson as a Detroit cop trying to take down a corrupt businessman.

In the early ‘90s, Weathers starred in the TV shows Street Justice and In the Heat of the Night, playing cops in both shows. He had one of his most memorable roles in 1996 as former pro golfer Chubbs in Happy Gilmore. Then he was in The Comebacks, starred in the short-lived series Brothers, played himself in Arrested Development, and had a recurring guest role on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Justice. He voiced Combat Carls in Toy Story 4 and his final role was in The Mandalorian.