Adam Sandler is paying homage to a “legend.” On Friday, actor Carl Weathers’ family announced the news of his death. Entertainment Tonight. Weathers passed away in his sleep at 76. The duo starred in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore. In 1996 the duo starred in the comedy Happy Gilmore where Sandler portrayed the hockey player-turned-golf pro and Weathers helmed the role of his golf instructor, Derrick “Chubbs” Peterson. Let’s check out the complete details of this story.
Adam Sandler said he was a truly great man
The 57-year-old comedian captioned a series of photos of the late star, “A true great man. Great dad. Great actor. Great athlete, So much fun to be around always. Smart as hell. Loyal as hell. Funny as hell. Loved his sons more than anything. What a guy!! Everyone loved him.”
Sandler continues, “My wife and I had the best times with him every time we saw him. Love to his entire family and Carl will always be known as a true legend.”
Moreover, Julie Bowen, who played Virginia Venit in Happy Gilmore also paid homage to the late actor.
“Dearest Carl, you’ll always be my Chubbs. What a glorious spirit you had. Thanks for making me smile. I hope they golf wherever you are. ❤️❤️❤️,” she wrote while sharing a photo of him in the role of Chubbs.
Apart from his role in Happy Gilmore Carl also acted in Disney+’s famous series The Mandalorian, and also gave his voice for Combat Carl in the Oscar-winning Toy Story 4. On top of that, he also acted in the 1988 film Action Jackson and also in the 1987 hit Predator. However, the actor is most remembered for his most iconic role of Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series. His incredible role as this charismatic and powerful heavyweight champion won the hearts of millions.
Carl’s family said at the time of his death, “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.”
We hope he rests in peace.