Wednesday, August 10

Actor William Hurt dies at 71

Actor William Hurt has died at the age of 71, his family announced in a brief statement collected by the US media, in which he has requested “privacy” at this time.

Winner of an Oscar for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), he starred in films such as “Fire in the Body” (1981) or “Children of a Lesser God” (1986), for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

In total, he received four Oscar nominations, which are completed with those of “On the Edge of the News” (1987) and “A History of Violence” (2005), in this case as a supporting actor.

Other notable film appearances were in “The Accidental Tourist” (1988), “Romance in New York” (1996), “AI Artificial Intelligence” (2001), “The Forest” (2004) or “The Good Shepherd” ( 2006).

He also played Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel universe, in the last two installments of the Avengers, in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) and in “Black Widow” (2021).

“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the death of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winner, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday,” said relatives, who specified that he passed away. quietly and for natural causes”.

Hurt also acted in such stage productions as “Henry V,” “Fifth of July,” “Richard II” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and received a 1985 Tony Award nomination for “Hurlyburly.”