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William Hurt has died at the age of 71

ACTOR William Hurt has died of natural causes at the age of 71, his son has said.

The Oscar-winning legend, best known for the 1985 film Kiss Of The Spider Woman, died on Sunday, according to a statement from his son Will.

Hurt died a week before his 72nd birthday

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Hurt died a week before his 72nd birthdayPhoto credit: Getty

It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the loss of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winner,” Will wrote.

“He died peacefully surrounded by family of natural causes.”

Hurt died a week before his 72nd birthday.

The acclaimed actor was nominated for three consecutive Best Actor Academy Award nominations in the mid-1980s.

His films have included Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God and Broadcast News.

Hurt studied acting at the Juilliard School with classmates Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve before starring in the 1980 feature film Altered States, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best New Star.

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