Following the passing of famed Actor Carl Weathers, sports betting company FanDuel announced that they would be making alterations to the Super Bowl ad that feature the late star.
“Throughout his life, Carl was an iconic talent who had a profound impact on the people he worked with on and off the screen,” the company said in a statement.
“FanDuel was fortunate to have had an opportunity to work with him during our Super Bowl campaign. We are adjusting our campaign accordingly out of respect for the family during their time of grief.”
During the Super Bowl on February 11, FanDuel aired the commercial. But despite the alterations, the ad still had fans in their feels.
“That Carl Weathers tribute got me,” one user said.
“FanDuel with Carl Weathers had a good heartstring pull,” another user said.
“Fan duel one touched me because they dedicated it to Carl Weathers at the end,” another said.
Rocky Star Pays Tribute to Weathers
Weathers is most famous for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series. Following his passing, Sylvester Stallone, the star of Rocky paid tribute to his late co-star.
“Carl Weathers was such an integral part of my life, my success, everything about it. I give him incredible credit and kudos, because when he walked into that room, and I saw him for the first time, I saw greatness, but I didn’t realize how great,” Stallone said.
“I never could have accomplished what we did with Rocky without him. He was absolutely brilliant. His voice, his size, his power, his athletic ability, but more importantly, his heart, his soul. It’s a horrible loss.”
OJ Simpson Sounds Off on Late Star
Weathers built his reputation as an actor. But before he made his way to the big screen, Weathers had a brief stint in the NFL. Former star running back OJ Simpson recently recalled his first time meeting Weathers.
“I first met Carl on the football field. I think I was a rookie and we were playing in Oakland and it was during warm-ups. He ran up to me, I guess he was playing linebacker for the Raiders at the time, trying to make the team. He told me he was an actor and you know, wanted to talk to me about it,” Simpson said.
“a terrific guy. A very, very nice guy and a very talented actor, I might add.”
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