William Hurt dies aged 71

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

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

Hurt passed away a week before his 72nd birthday

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Hurt passed away a week before his 72nd birthdayCredit: Getty

The Hurt family is deeply saddened by the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor,” Will wrote.

“He died peacefully, in his family, of natural causes.”

Hurt died a week before turning 72.

The venerable actor was nominated three times in a row for the Academy Award for Best Actor in the mid-1980s.

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His film credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News.

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

Over the course of his four-decade career, Hurt starred in blockbuster films, and Shakespeare also starred.

He played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross for the year Marvel Cinematic Universe most recently Black Widow.

In 2018, it was announced that Hurt has a terminal prostate cancer has spread to the bone.

Trauma left four young children.

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