Oscar-winning star of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “The Big Chill,” and “Broadcast News,” William Hurt has passed away. He was 71 when he died. William Hurt’s friend Gerry Byrne confirmed the news of the actor’s death to CNN.
“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,” the family said in a statement obtained by Variety. “He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
What was William hurts cause of death?
The cause of William Hurt’s death has not to been revealed yet however he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018. William Hurt was survived by his four children: Jeanne Bonnaire-Hurt, Alexander Devon Hurt, Samuel Hurt, and William Hurt.
Who is William Hurt?
William Hurt is an acclaimed actor who has starred in several award-winning films. Hurt was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Virginia. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama and later made his Broadway debut in the play Hurlyburly. Hurt’s big break came with his role in the film Kiss of the Spider Woman, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. Since then, he has starred in films such as The Big Chill, Broadcast,”The Incredible Hulk,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow.”
His debut film role was in 1980, playing a scientist in the science fiction thriller Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. From there, he played a memorable role as the lawyer seduced by Kathleen Turner in Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat (1981). Kasdan cast Hurt again in 1983 as part of the ensemble in The Big Chill. He then appeared in the role of Arkady Renko in Gorky Park.
His most recent roles on-screen included General Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel films “The Incredible Hulk,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Widow.”
His portrayal as a gay prisoner in South America in the 1985 movie “Kiss of the Spider Woman” earned him an Oscar as well as a BAFTA Film Award for best actor.
Along with three additional Oscar nominations, Hurt who made his film debut in 1980 with Ken Russell’s “Altered States” was nominated for two Emmys and six Golden Globes throughout his career, according to IMDb.