This Friday the news broke that Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed in the first four films of the 'Rocky Balboa' saga, died at the age of 76. For that reason, Sylvester Stallone dedicated a painful farewell to him on his Instagram account.
“Today is an incredibly sad day for me. I'm so devastated I can't even say it. “I'm just trying to hold it together because Carl Weathers was an integral part of my life, my success, everything related to him, I give him incredible credit and recognition,” he said, his voice breaking.
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The actor starred alongside Weathers in the first four Rocky Balboa films. (Video: Instagram/@officialslystallone)
“I would never have been able to achieve what we did with 'Rocky' without him. “He was absolutely brilliant: his voice, his size, his presence, his athletic ability, but, most importantly, his heart, his soul,” the actor added.
“It's a horrible loss… it was magical. I was very lucky to be part of his life,” said Stallone.
“My life changed for the better and forever when I met him,” Stallone wrote. (Photo: FilmMagic)
To close, true to his style, he launched a phrase that thrilled fans of the saga of the legendary boxer: “Apollo, keep hitting.”
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“Yesterday we lost a legend. My life changed for the better and forever the day I met Carl Weathers. Rest in power and keep hitting,” he wrote in the description of the video he uploaded to his account.
Adam Sandler's heartbreaking message on the death of Carl Weathers: “He is a true legend”
Carl Weathers, who rose to fame for playing Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films, died this Thursday at the age of 76. After the sad news became known, Adam Sandler was one of the celebrities who wanted to say goodbye with some nice words.
“He was a truly great man. Great dad. Great actor. Great athlete. It was so much fun to always be around him,” the celebrity wrote about his colleague, with whom they acted in the film Happy Gilmore.
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In the tweet, Sandler highlighted the qualities for which Weathers was so beloved in the industry. “He was smart as hell. Loyal as hell. Hilarious. He loved his children more than anything. What a boy!! Everyone loved him. My wife and I had the best times with him every time we saw him.” To close the message, he sent a lot of love to those closest to him: “Sending love to his entire family. “Carl will always be known as a true legend.”
Adam Sandler's heartbreaking message for the death of Carl Weathers: “He is a true legend” (Photo: Twitter Capture)
Derick “Chubbs” Peterson was one of the memorable performances of Weathers, who excelled in Happy Gilmore alongside Adam Sandler. In the film he played a golf coach who was forced to leave the tour after losing his hand after being attacked by an alligator.