It’s sad news for Hollywood and the entire acting fraternity Oscar-winning actor William Hurt has tragically passed away!
William Hurt died aged 71
As per Variety, William Hurt died aged 71 yesterday on March 13 due to natural causes, as confirmed by his dear friend, Gerry Byrne. Hurt is best known for his Oscar-winning 1985’s Kiss of a Spider-Woman performance and also made an appearance in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, Children of a Lesser God, and Broadcast News.
The latter two performances also got him the prestigious Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
William was also popularly known as General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross in the MCU, making his debut in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk alongside Liv Tyler and Ed Norton and later went on to reprise the role would reprise the role in 2016 for Captain America: Civil War. He would later appear in three more MCU films, including Infinity War, Endgame and also in Black Widow.
William on 20th March in 1950 in the city of Washington D.C., He started on his entertainment career as merely a stage actor after he attended the Julliard School to study acting. He studied alongside actors like Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams, whose name needs no intrduction. Beginning his career with the theater, where Hurt starred in an Off-Broadway productions of Richard II, Fifth of July, Henry V, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
May his soul rest in peace
He received his first Tony Award nomination which came in the 1985 Broadway production of Hurlyburly. Hurt’s first major feature film role was in Ken Russell’s Altered States in 1980, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He would go on to appear in films like Gorky Park, The Big Sleep, Body Heat, and the beloved The Big Chill. In the pastt years, Hurt took on more character roles in productions like A.I. Artificial Intelligence in 2001, The Village, Into the Wild and Robin Hood (2010), among others.
Hurt is now survived by four children.