William Hurt dies: ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Body Heat,’ actor was 71

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In a long-running career, William Hurt earned three consecutive Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, successful for 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

NEW YORK — William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor who starred in movies like “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Broadcast News,” “The Big Chill,” “Body Heat” and “Children of a Lesser God,” has died on the age of 71. 

His son, Will, posted a statement online confirming his father died Sunday of pure causes.  

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,” Will’s assertion stated. He informed The Hollywood Reporter that Hurt died at his house in Portland, Oregon. 

His loss of life was also confirmed to Variety by an in depth buddy. 

During the mid-Nineteen Eighties, Hurt earned three consecutive Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. He gained the Oscar for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” after which was nominated for “Children of a Lesser God” and “Broadcast News.” In 2005, Hurt earned a supporting actor nomination for lower than 10 minutes of display time in “A History of Violence.” 

After his display debut in 1980’s Paddy Chayefsky-scripted “Altered States” as a psychopathologist finding out schizophrenia and experimenting with sensory deprivation, Hurt shortly emerged as one of many Nineteen Eighties foremost main males.

He additionally starred within the 1998 “Lost in Space” film, Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Into the Wild” and “Vantage Point.  

Younger audiences might acknowledge Hurt from his recent appearances within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He performed Thaddeus Ross in various Marvel movies together with “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Black Widow.” 

Hurt was born on March 20, 1950, in Washington, D.C. His father labored for the state division and he spent his early years dwelling in Guam and Hawaii, according to The Hollywood Reporter.