We are saddened to report that Predator actor and all around legend Carl Weathers has died in his sleep at the age of 76. In a statement made to Deadline, Carl Weather’s family confirmed his passing.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers. 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.”
While many of us at Alien vs. Predator Galaxy loved Carl for his performance as Dillion in Predator, he was a prolific actor who had also made an impact in another of Disney’s science-fiction franchises, Star Wars, in the role of Greef Karga in The Mandalorian.
Some of Carl’s Predator co-stars took to Twitter to share tributes to him.
Carl Weathers will always be a legend. An extraordinary athlete, a fantastic actor, and a great person. We couldn’t have made Predator without him. And we certainly wouldn’t have had such a wonderful time making it. pic.twitter.com/q4CWVVeyTK
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 2, 2024
We lost an icon. Carl Weathers was a phenomenal talent, a true professional, and a dear friend. All my sympathies and love to his family. I loved working with him on Predator and then celebrating that film with him at various conventions in the ensuing years.
Thank you, Carl. pic.twitter.com/29OJoe8qcu
— Jesse Ventura (@GovJVentura) February 2, 2024
I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of #CarlWeathers. He was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many. While words may offer little solace in moments like these, I'm wishing his family strength, peace & blessings in the days ahead – Bill Duke#Predator pic.twitter.com/OTJYedqrf1
— Bill Duke (@RealBillDuke) February 3, 2024
The thoughts of the Aliens vs. Predator Galaxy staff and community go out to Carl Weather’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Carl.