“The Hurt family is deeply saddened by the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, on March 13, 2022, a week before his 72nd birthday,” son. Will said in a statement Sunday. “He died peacefully, among his family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Hurt was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012, which later spread to his bones.
Years after co-starring Kathleen Turner in the steamy thriller Body temperatureHurt in 1986 won the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as Luis Molina in Spider Woman’s Kiss. He has been nominated three other times for movies A History of Violence, Children of a Lower God and Broadcast News.
Later in his career, he transitioned into a variety of character roles including performances in Village, Syriana, Into the Wild and Robin Hood. In 2008, the actor joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thaddeus Ross, appearing in The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow.
On the television side, Hurt was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2009 for his role as Daniel Purcell in the FX/Audience Network legal drama. Damages. He also played Donald Cooperman in Prime Video’s Goliathin which he appeared in 14 episodes alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
He was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or an Emmy for Movie Too big to fail in 2011. His other TV credits include Condor, Beowulf and most recently, a guest location on Mythic Quest.
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