“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of beloved Academy Award-winning father William Hurt, who died on March 13, 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday,” Will, the actor’s son, said in a statement. by the deadline.
“He died peacefully among his family from natural causes, and the family is demanding privacy during this time,” the statement continued.
In 2018, the actor revealed that he had prostate cancer that had spread to the bones.
William Hurt’s career
During his long career, Hurt has received four Academy Award nominations, including two nominations for Best Actor for Broadcast News and God’s Younger Children, and a Supporting Actor nomination for his role that took less than 10 minutes in “A History of Violence.”
One of the most sought-after actors of the 1980s, he earned Emmy Award nominations for his role as a damage whistleblower and for his portrayal of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in Too Big to Fail.
The younger generation knows Hurt for his role as no-nonsense General Thaddeus Ross in the 2008 movie “Incredible Hulk.” He later starred in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Black Widow.” “”.
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