William Hurt, actor known for his songs Body Heat and Kiss of the Spider Woman, dies

He was 71 years old.

Hurt’s friend, Jerry Byrne, confirmed the news of the actor’s death to CNN.

“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of beloved Father William Hurt and Academy Award-winning actor, on March 13, 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday,” the family said in a statement. diverse. “He died peacefully among his family from natural causes. The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

The family did not share any cause of death. Hurt was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.

CNN has contacted Hurt’s director and publicist for comment.

Hurt played a variety of roles in classic ’80s films including “Body Heat”, “Children of a Lesser God”, “Broadcast News” and “The Big Chill”.

His most recent on-screen roles have 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 film Kiss of the Spider Woman earned him an Academy Award as well as a BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor.

Along with three additional Academy Award nominations, Hurt—who made his film debut in 1980 with Ken Russell’s “Altered States”—was nominated for an Emmy and six Golden Globe Awards throughout his career, According to IMDb.
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