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Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt has died of natural causes at age 71

William Hurt dies of natural causes at age 71: Academy Award-winning actor who appeared in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Broadcast News and The Big Chill died ‘peacefully among family’

Actor William Hurt has died of natural causes at the age of 71.

Hurt’s friend Gerry Byrne confirmed Hurt’s death Variety on Sunday. Hurt’s son Will said in a statement Sunday: “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 his 72nd birthday.

‘He died peacefully, surrounded by family, of natural causes. The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

The latest: Actor William Hurt has died of natural causes at age 71. He was caught in LA in 2016

The Washington, D.C.-born actor had won an Academy Award for his role in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman, and was nominated for his performances in films including 2005’s A History of Violence, 1987’s Broadcast News and 1986’s Children of a Lesser God.

In recent years, in Marvel Universe films, Hurt has played the role of General Thaddeus Ross in such films as The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.

The actor had studied his craft with Juillard and appeared in multiple stage productions before being cast as Eddie Jessup in the 1980 film Altered States.

He went on to appear in a number of notable films, including 1981’s Body Heat and 1983’s The Big Chill and Gorky Park prior to his Oscar-winning turn for Best Actor in a Leading Role as Luis Molina in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman. .

Hurt won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Luis Molina in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman

Hurt won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Luis Molina in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman

Hurt was bitten during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January 2008

Hurt was bitten during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January 2008

Hurt appeared opposite Kevin Kline in the 1983 ensemble The Big Chill

Hurt appeared opposite Kevin Kline in the 1983 ensemble The Big Chill

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