Carl Weathers’ cause of death REVEALED: Rocky star, 76, died of ‘atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease’ after suffering from heart condition for years

Carl Weathers’ cause of death was revealed a week after the star passed away at the age of 76 just a week earlier.

Obtained in the death certificate The explosion On Friday, The Rocky actor died of ‘atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease’ after years of suffering from the heart condition – with investigators labeling the manner of death as ‘natural’.

Weathers died at his home in Venice, California at 12:18 p.m. on February 2, the outlet also reported.

According to the certificate, the late star’s son, Matthew, contacted the authorities about his father’s death.

Last week on Friday, the shock news of Carl’s death was revealed, with his family releasing an emotional statement calling him an ‘exceptional person’.

Carl Weathers' cause of death was revealed a week after the star passed away just a week earlier at the age of 76;  seen in Anaheim in 2022

Carl Weathers’ cause of death was revealed a week after the star passed away just a week earlier at the age of 76; seen in Anaheim in 2022

In the death certificate obtained by The Blast on Friday, The Rocky actor died of 'atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease' after suffering from the heart condition for years - with investigators labeling the manner of death as 'natural';  seen in Rocky II in 1979

In the death certificate obtained by The Blast on Friday, The Rocky actor died of ‘atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease’ after suffering from the heart condition for years – with investigators labeling the manner of death as ‘natural’; seen in Rocky II in 1979

According to Mayo Clinic‘Arteriosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the rest of the body (arteries) become thick and stiff – sometimes restricting blood flow to the organs and tissues.’

It is also ‘the build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls. This build-up is called plaque.’

‘The plaque can cause arteries to narrow, blocking blood flow. The plaque can also rupture, leading to a blood clot.’

The revelation of Carl’s cause of death comes shortly after the late actor’s Super Bowl ad was changed in the wake of his passing.

Before he died, he filmed a Super Bowl commercial with football legend Rob Gronkowski for the gaming company FanDuel.

The firm confirmed People that they are making changes to the promotion to show their ‘respect’ as his family copes with their loss.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Carl Weathers. Throughout his life, Carl was an iconic talent who had a profound impact on the people he worked with on and off screen,” said the FanDuel- statement said.

“FanDuel was fortunate to have an opportunity to work with him during our Super Bowl campaign,” the brand continued. ‘We are adjusting our campaign accordingly out of respect for the family in their time of grief.’

Weathers died at his home in Venice, California at 12:18 p.m.  on February 2, the outlet also reported;  seen in Hollywood in February 2023

Weathers died at his home in Venice, California at 12:18 p.m. on February 2, the outlet also reported; seen in Hollywood in February 2023

Last week on Friday, the shock news of Carl's death was revealed, with his family releasing an emotional statement calling him an 'exceptional person';  seen in 1976

Last week on Friday, the shock news of Carl’s death was revealed, with his family releasing an emotional statement calling him an ‘exceptional person’; seen in 1976

In a teaser for the ad released three weeks ago, Gronkowski is seen trudging through the desert in his NFL uniform, having grown a matted mane and beard.

Filled with regret for missing out on a betting opportunity during last year’s Super Bowl, he decides to visit ‘the land of second chances – Vegas’.

“And this time you won’t miss,” Weathers said, pulling up next to him on a motorcycle and welcoming Gronkowski to his sideline. “Get in.”

Last week, Carl’s family released a statement to reveal that the actor had passed away ‘peacefully in his sleep’.

They said: ‘We are very saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers. He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 1 February 2024.’

‘Carl was an exceptional person who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sport, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations.’

“He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner and friend.”

Former professional football player Weathers gained worldwide fame as the heavyweight champion of the world Apollo Creed in 1976’s Rocky.

The revelation of Carl's cause of death comes shortly after the late actor's Super Bowl ad was changed in the wake of his passing last week;  seen in New York in 2016

The revelation of Carl’s cause of death comes shortly after the late actor’s Super Bowl ad was changed in the wake of his passing last week; seen in New York in 2016

Last week, Carl's family issued a statement to reveal that the actor had passed away 'peacefully in his sleep';  seen in 1977 with Sylvester Stallone in Rocky

Last week, Carl’s family issued a statement to reveal that the actor had passed away ‘peacefully in his sleep’; seen in 1977 with Sylvester Stallone in Rocky

Creed gave ‘Italian Stallion’ underdog Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) his shot at the title in the iconic film.

And he had his role in 1979’s Rocky II in which Creed had a title rematch with Rocky, in 1982’s Rocky III in which he faced Clubber Lang (Mr.T) and 1984’s Rocky IV – which saw his character in the ring was killed by Russian. heavyweight Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).

His character also formed the core of the storyline for the award-winning Rocky spin-off film series, Creed – starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo’s secret son and boxer Adonis Creed.

He is survived by sons Jason and Matthew who he shared with ex-wife Mary Ann Castle and his grandchildren.

Upon hearing the news of the actor’s death, numerous celebrities shared emotional tributes to the late star – including Sylvester Stallone.

In a clip uploaded to Instagram, The Expendables star reflected on his close bond with Weathers as well as his ‘huge’ talent in the industry.

Upon hearing the news of the actor's death, numerous celebrities shared emotional tributes to the late star - including Sylvester Stallone

Upon hearing the news of the actor’s death, numerous celebrities shared emotional tributes to the late star – including Sylvester Stallone

Captioning the reel, Stallone wrote: 'We lost a legend yesterday.  My life was forever changed for the better the day I met Carl Weathers.  Rest in strength and keep hitting'

Captioning the reel, Stallone wrote: ‘We lost a legend yesterday. My life was forever changed for the better the day I met Carl Weathers. Rest in strength and keep hitting’

Arnold Schwarzenegger was another celebrity who shared a tribute to Weathers on social media;  seen with Carl in NYC in 2016

Arnold Schwarzenegger was another celebrity who shared a tribute to Weathers on social media; seen with Carl in NYC in 2016

Captioning the reel, Stallone wrote: ‘We lost a legend yesterday. My life was forever changed for the better the day I met Carl Weathers. Rest in strength and keep hitting.’

Arnold Schwarzenegger was another celebrity who shared a tribute to Weathers on social media.

The Terminator actor shared a photo of the pair in 1987’s Predator – in which Schwarzenegger played Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer and Weathers portrayed Al Dillon – while praising the star’s dedication to his craft.

Weathers’ Mandalorian co-star Pedro Pascal revealed he was saddened by the loss, sharing a snap of Weathers with the caption ‘Words fail’ while Adam Sandler also uploaded a tribute to his Happy Gilmore co-star.