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Oscar winner William Hurt has died at the age of 71 – Deadline

Actor William Hurt comes to the premiere of his film
FILE PHOTO: Actor William Hurt arrives for the premiere of his film ‘ Winter’s Tale’ in New York February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

March 13, 2022

(Reuters) -William Hurt, an Oscar-winning actor best known for his roles in films including ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ and ‘Broadcast News’, died on Sunday at the age of 71, according to Deadline.

“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the death of William Hurt, beloved father and Academy Award winner, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday.

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

The actor announced in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer that had spread to the bone, although media reports at the time credited an alternative form of chemotherapy with saving his life.

Hurt’s death was also confirmed to Variety by his friend Gerry Byrne.

Hurt, who studied at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, went on to become one of the most celebrated leading actors of the 1980s, earning three Best Actor Oscar nominations for his roles in 1985’s The Kiss of the Spider-Woman and 1986’s Children of a Lesser God” and “Broadcast News” of 1987.

He won an Oscar for his portrayal of a gay man who shares a prison cell with a political prisoner in Brazil in The Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Hurt received his fourth and final Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the 2005 crime thriller A History of Violence.

More recently, he played General Thaddeus Ross in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, a recurring role he reprized in later superhero films based on Marvel Comics including Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.

(Reporting by Nathan Layne in West Branch, Michigan; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Daniel Wallis)

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