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Who was William Hurt ?
William Hurt, the Oscar-winning American actor whose roles ranged from acclaimed 1980s dramas to Marvel movies, has died at the age of 71, US media say.
William McChord Hurt is an American actor. He studied at the Juilliard School and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut in 1980 as a troubled scientist in Ken Russell’s science-fiction feature Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. Wikipedia
Hurt won the Oscar for best actor in 1986 for playing an inmate in a Brazilian jail in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
He was nominated twice more in the following two years, by Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News.
In recent years, he has been known as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in five Marvel blockbusters.
The Hollywood Deadline website quoted a statement from Hurt’s son Will as saying: “The Hurt family mourns with great sadness the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, on March 13, 2022, a week before turning 72 years old.
“He died peacefully, among relatives, due to natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Variety said the news was confirmed by Hurt’s friend, Gerry Byrne.
He received his third Oscar nomination in three years for Broadcast News in 1988.
Fellow Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo wrote on Twitter: “Wow, another huge loss to the acting community. Great actor. Great mind. RIP.”
Matthew Modine described him as “a consummate professional” who “continually sought greater truth and human understanding”.
Antonio Banderas said that he “has left us a great actor”, while other tributes came from Russell Crowe, M Night Shyamalan Rebecca Front.
How old was William Hurt ?
March 20, 1950, Washington, D.C., United States
Cause of Death
However, he was seen as a compelling yet complex and often confrontational presence. Fame was “a challenge” and “not a happy condition for me,” he admitted.
“It’s a privilege and a responsibility, and I’m not sure I’ve handled the responsibility well at times, which is embarrassing,” he told The Telegraph in 2013. “I behaved in some circumstances.”
He drank heavily for a time, and in a high-profile alimony lawsuit in 1989, ex-partner Sandra Jennings described his drunken rages.
Another ex-girlfriend, Children of a Lesser God co-star Marlee Matlin, later accused him of physical and emotional abuse. He apologized “for any pain I caused.”
The actor revealed in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer.