The recent passing of beloved actor Carl Weathers at the age of 76 left many fans in mourning, as details surrounding his death have now been disclosed.
According to the death certificate obtained by The Blast, Weathers succumbed to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, a condition he had battled for years.
Investigators have categorized the manner of his passing as ‘natural.’
Weathers, known for his iconic roles in films such as the Rocky series and Predator, passed away at his home in Venice, California, with his son Matthew contacting authorities about the incident.
His family, deeply saddened by the loss, had previously released a heartfelt statement mourning the departure of an “exceptional human being.”
Atherosclerosis, as defined by the Mayo Clinic, occurs when arteries carrying oxygen and nutrients from the heart to the body become thick and stiff due to the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and plaque on the artery walls.
This condition can restrict blood flow to organs and tissues, potentially leading to severe complications.
News of Weathers’ cause of death emerged shortly after alterations were made to a Super Bowl ad he had filmed before his passing.
The ad, featuring Weathers alongside football legend Rob Gronkowski for the company FanDuel, was modified out of respect for Weathers and his family as they navigate through this difficult time.
FanDuel expressed deep sadness at Weathers’ passing and acknowledged his significant impact both on and off the screen.
The company has decided to adjust their campaign to honor Weathers’ memory during this period of mourning for his family and fans alike.