Carl Weathers Names His Two Sons As Trustees Of His Estate Worth Over $815K


Carl Weathers‘ final wishes have been revealed a month after his death following a petition regarding his almost-million-dollar estate.

According to the legal documents obtained by The Blast, the late actor listed his former spouses and his two sons as beneficiaries of a trust named in his will. He also left a legal representative as the executor of his estate.

Carl Weathers’ Final Will Revealed


The “Apollo Creed” star’s lawyer, Barry B. Felsen, recently filed a petition for probate of the Authorization to Administer Under the lndependent Administration of Estates Act.

This simply means that he can carry out the administration of Weathers’ estate without court supervision. Felsen noted that per the deceased’s will, he was the “proposed executor and successor co-trustee.”

The late actor’s sons Matthew B. Weathers and Jason Weathers, along with his former spouses Mary Ann Weathers and Rhona Unsell Weathers, are also named as beneficiaries of the estate, which is worth $815,280.00, and a living trust in his name.

In his will, the entertainer requested that his estate executor pay his burial expenses and any debts incurred before his death. He also gifted all his personal belongings and several other assets to his children.

The list included “jewelry, art objects, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles, club memberships, boats and recreational vehicles, and other tangible articles of a personal nature.”

Carl Weathers’s Death Certificate Revealed New Details About His Passing

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A month before his will was revealed, Weathers’s death certificate finally unveiled the mystery behind his passing. The document confirmed he took his final breath on February 2, 2024, at 12:18 AM.

The “Happy Gilmore” actor died in his home in Venice, California, at 76 from Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. His death certificate noted he had suffered from heart disease for years, leading medical examiners to declare that his death was a result of “natural” causes.

Additionally, the death certificate noted the late actor had spent 51 years in the entertainment industry as an actor, leaving behind two sons and no legal wife at the time of his passing.

The Late Actor’s Family Did Not Hold A Burial

Carl Weathers Death Certificate
The Blast

Instead of the traditional burial ceremony, Weathers’ family opted for a cremation. They expressed their grief in a statement published shortly after his death, writing:

“He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers.”

They continued: “[He] 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.”

Fans Got To See Weathers In A Super Bowl Ad After His Death

'Rocky' Star Carl Weathers To Appear In Super Bowl Ad Following His Death

Last month, Weathers made a surprise appearance in a Super Bowl ad that premiered on February 11. This gig marked his final role before his death and his family reportedly gave their blessings.

The online sports betting company FanDuel was scheduled to broadcast Weathers’ ad during the Super Bowl tournament, but it approached the project with caution, given the actor’s death just days earlier.

Andrew Sneyd, FanDuel’s executive vice president of marketing, said, “The family has been very supportive that they would still like to see Carl in the work.” Nonetheless, several edits were necessary to make it happen.

“We have been viewing edits through tears. We really enjoyed the short time we had to work with him,” Sneyd confessed before praising Weathers. In his words:

“He’s a wonderful man and he genuinely is an inspiration and had such a positive outlook on the world. We want to make sure we try to meet this moment with the respect it deserves.”

Fans Paid Heartfelt Tribute To Carl Weathers

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Following the confirmation of Weathers’ death, heartbroken fans aired their grief on social media. Many paid tribute to the late actor’s legacy, with one fan writing: “RIP CARL WEATHERS. Lots of great roles, but his exit in PREDATOR is especially memorable.”

Another fondly recalled Weathers’ performance in the movie “Arrested Development” and declared: “RIP to Carl Weathers. His cameo (as himself) in Arrested Development was peak comedy.”

Weathers’ name will go down in entertainment history. During his over-decade career, he starred in over 75 films and TV shows. He is best known for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise alongside Sylvester Stallone.

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