Watch: Oscar-Winning Marvel Actor William Hurt Dies at 71
Oscar-winning actor William Hurt has died at the age of 71.
The actor’s son, Will, announced the news, posting on social media: “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, a week before. of his death. 72nd birthday.
“He died peacefully, among relatives, due to natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
In May 2018, it was learned that Hurt had terminal prostate cancer that had spread to the bone.
Hurt was best known for his Oscar-winning performance as gay prisoner Luis Molina in 1985. The kiss of spider womenand his Oscar-nominated work on the 1987 hit comedy broadcast news, intense 2005 drama A history of violence and 1986 romance Children of a Lesser God.
The Washington-born actor’s 45-year career began with a lead role as a revelatory scientist in the film. altered states, which he got after studying at Juilliard. Shortly after, he parts in body heat other Gorky Park Following.
Hurt also played General Thaddeus Ross in 2008. The incredible Hulk, before reprising his role in the Marvel movies Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame other black widow
In addition to his film roles, Hurt has also appeared on numerous television shows. He received award nominations for his role in damage in 2009 and was also in the cast of Goliath other Condor.
Hurt starred in many plays during the 1980s, notably receiving his first Tony Award nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of rampage.
His last performance was in the movie the king’s daughter alongside Pierce Brosnan, and had numerous projects coming into production soon: the television series Pantheon and movies The Fence, Granite Men other Edward Enderby.
Hurt was accused of physical and verbal abuse by his ex-partner Sandra Jennings in 1989 and the same by Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin, his girlfriend in the mid-1980s, in his 2010 memoir. I’m going to scream later.
The actor responded to Matlin with a statement at the time, saying, “My own recollection is that we both apologized and we both did a lot to heal our lives. Of course, I apologized and apologize for any pain I caused. And I know we’ve both grown.”
Hurt is survived by four children.