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Carl Weathers’ cause of death aged 76 revealed

Carl Weathers’ cause of death has been revealed (Picture: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Carl Weathers’ cause of death has been revealed after his death aged 76.

The news of his passing was confirmed by his family on February 2, in a statement which said the Rocky icon ‘died peacefully in his sleep’.

They said: ‘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.’

Weathers’ cause of death has now been revealed, in his death certificate obtained by The Blast.

It states that ‘atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease’ was listed as the Apollo Creed actor’s cause of death.

The publication notes that the document states Weather suffered from heart disease for years, and investigators called the manner of his death ‘natural’.

The Happy Gilmore star is said to have been cremated, with his family taking home his ashes.

According to the NHS, atherosclerosis is when a person’s arteries become narrowed, making it difficult for blood flow. It can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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