Carl Weathers, the actor/director who played many famous roles in titles such as Rocky, Predator, Action Jackson, and Happy Gilmore passed away in his sleep on February 1 at the age of 76.
Star Wars fans will know him best for his exceptional work as Greef Karga in the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
His family released this statement:
"We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers," said the family, adding, "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."
Our prayers are with his family and close friends during this difficult time.