Washington, Mar 13 (EFE).- Actor William Hurt died Sunday, his family announced in a brief statement reported by US media outlets. He was 71.
The winner of an Oscar for his role in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), Hurt starred in popular films such as “Body Heat” (1981) and “Children of a Lesser God” (1986).
His many other outstanding films included “A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)” (2001), “The Village” (2004) and “The Good Shepherd” (2006).
He also played Thaddeus Ross in the Marvel universe film sagas.
“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time,” the family said in its statement.
Hurt also starred in a number of theater productions such as “Henry V,” “Fifth of July,” “Richard II” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1985 for his role in the Broadway production of “Hurlyburly.”
The tall, sandy-haired leading man was one of the most popular and lauded actors during the 1980s, although he also pursued a stage acting career. In the 1990s, he moved into character roles, alternating between film and television projects.