William Hurt — an Oscar-winning actor with a protracted tenure in Hollywood — has died.
His son, Will, made the unhappy announcement Sunday — telling Deadline … “It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday.”
Will provides of his father’s passing … “He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Like we stated, Hurt was a little bit of a chameleon of an actor … capable of painting a number of various kinds of characters in a variety of genres — from comedy to drama to science fiction, and every thing in between. He may finest be remembered for his Academy Award-winning function in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
The man was on a roll within the ’80s when it got here to noteworthy components — along with ‘Spider Woman,’ he was additionally nominated for Oscars for his work in ‘Children of a Lesser God’ and ‘Broadcast News.’ Other flicks from that period he starred in embody ‘The Big Chill,’ ‘Gorky Park,’ ‘A Time of Destiny,’ ‘The Accidental Tourist,’ ‘Body Heat,’ and extra.
The ’90s gave Hurt much more shine … he acted in a ton of cult classics like ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ ‘Alice,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘One True Thing,’ ‘Jane Eyre,’ ‘Dark City,’ ‘The Doctor’ and ‘The 4th Floor,’ amongst others. Going into the brand new century, Hurt stored on cranking out nice performances — some standouts that come to thoughts … ‘A History of Violence,’ ‘The Incredible Hulk,’ ‘The Village,’ ‘The King,’ ‘Mr. Brooks,’ ‘Syriana,’ ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Changing Lanes’ … and plenty of, many different big motion pictures.
Hurt’s TV sport was fairly sturdy too … he’d acted in hit exhibits like ‘The King of Queens,’ ‘Goliath,’ ‘Condor,’ ‘Damages,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Beowulf,’ and others. He was in the course of manufacturing for a brand new collection known as ‘Pantheon,’ and likewise starred within the new fantasy film ‘The King’s Daughter.’
Hurt had beforehand been recognized with terminal prostate most cancers, however appeared to be on the street to restoration some years in the past as he tried new therapies out of Berkeley that have been touted as side-effect-free on the time.
He leaves behind 4 youngsters from totally different relationships. Hurt was 71.